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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhizophora, genus Rhizophoranoun

    type genus of the Rhizophoraceae; a small genus of tropical trees and shrubs


  1. rhizophora

    Rhizophora is a genus of tropical mangrove trees, sometimes collectively known as true mangroves. They are characterized by their complex root systems which elevate the main trunk of the tree above water level. Species under Rhizophora are known for their ability to grow under saline conditions and play a significant role in coastal ecosystem functions and services.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhizophoranoun

    a genus of trees including the mangrove. See Mangrove

  2. Etymology: [NL. See Rhizophorous.]


  1. Rhizophora

    Rhizophora is a genus of tropical mangrove trees, sometimes collectively called true mangroves. The most notable species is the Red Mangrove but some other species and a few natural hybrids are known. Rhizophora species generally live in intertidal zones which are indundated daily by the ocean. They exhibit a number of adaptations to this environment, including stilt-roots that elevate the plants above the water and allow them to respire oxygen even while their lower roots are submerged, and a cytological molecular "pump" mechanism that allows them to remove excess salts from their cells. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ριζα, meaning "root," and φορος, meaning "bearing," referring to the stilt-roots. The beetle Poecilips fallax is a common pest of these trees. The Red Mangrove is the state tree of Delta Amacuro in Venezuela; a dark brown dye can be produced from it, which is used in Tongan ngatu cloth production.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhizophora

    rī-zof′ō-ra, n. a small genus of trees, the mangroves.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizophora in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizophora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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