1. An imaginary being inhabiting the air; a fairy.

2. A slender, graceful woman.

3. (Science: ornithology) Any one of several species of very brilliant south American humming birds, having a very long and deeply-forked tail; as, the blue-tailed sylph (Cynanthus cyanurus).

Origin: F. Sylphe, m, fr. Gr. A kind of grub, beetle, or moth; so called by Paracelsus.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,452 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link