Definitions for Mangroveˈmæŋ groʊv, ˈmæn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•groveˈmæŋ groʊv, ˈmæn-(n.)

  1. any tropical tree or shrub belonging to the genus Rhizophora, of the family Rhizophoraceae, the species of which are mostly low trees growing in marshes or tidal shores, noted for interlacing above-ground roots.

    Category: Plants

  2. any similar plant.

    Category: Plants

Origin of mangrove:

1605–15; alter. of earlier mangrow < Pg mangue蠐 Taino

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mangrove, Rhizophora mangle(noun)

    a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building

Wiktionary

  1. mangrove(Noun)

    Any of various tropical evergreen trees or shrubs that grow in shallow coastal water.

  2. mangrove(Noun)

    A habitat with such plants; mangrove forest; mangrove swamp.

  3. mangrove(Noun)

    Plants of the Rhizophoraceae family. Trees of the genus Rhizophora.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mangrove(noun)

    the name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aerial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant

  2. Mangrove(noun)

    the mango fish

Freebase

  1. Mangrove

    Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles spanning 118 countries and territories. The word is used in at least three senses: most broadly to refer to the habitat and entire plant assemblage or mangal, for which the terms mangrove forest biome, mangrove swamp and mangrove forest are also used, to refer to all trees and large shrubs in the mangrove swamp, and narrowly to refer to the mangrove family of plants, the Rhizophoraceae, or even more specifically just to mangrove trees of the genus Rhizophora. The term "mangrove" comes to English from Spanish, and is of Caribbean origin, likely Taíno. It was earlier "mangrow", but this was corrupted via folk etymology influence of "grove". The mangrove biome, or mangal, is a distinct saline woodland or shrubland habitat characterized by depositional coastal environments, where fine sediments collect in areas protected from high-energy wave action. Mangroves dominate three-quarters of tropical coastlines. The saline conditions tolerated by various mangrove species range from brackish water, through pure seawater, to water concentrated by evaporation to over twice the salinity of ocean seawater.


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mangrove(noun)

a tropical evergreen tree growing in or near water.

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