Definitions for Mangroveˈmæŋ groʊv, ˈmæn-
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man•groveˈmæŋ groʊv, ˈmæn-(n.)
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.
any similar plant.
Origin of mangrove:
1605–15; alter. of earlier mangrow < Pg mangue蠐 Taino
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
Any of various tropical evergreen trees or shrubs that grow in shallow coastal water.
A habitat with such plants; mangrove forest; mangrove swamp.
Plants of the Rhizophoraceae family. Trees of the genus Rhizophora.
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
the mango fish
Translations for Mangrove
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tropical evergreen tree growing in or near water.
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