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man·grove

 (măn′grōv′, măng′-)
n.
Any of various tropical or subtropical evergreen salt-tolerant trees or shrubs especially of the family Rhizophoraceae, forming dense thickets along tidal shores and typically having well-developed aerial roots.

[Probably Portuguese mangue (from Taíno) + grove.]

mangrove

(ˈmæŋɡrəʊv; ˈmæn-)
n
1. (Plants)
a. any tropical evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Rhizophora, having stiltlike intertwining aerial roots and growing below the highest tide levels in estuaries and along coasts, forming dense thickets: family Rhizophoraceae
b. (as modifier): mangrove swamp.
2. (Plants) any of various similar trees or shrubs of the genus Avicennia: family Avicenniaceae
[C17 mangrow (changed through influence of grove), from Portuguese mangue, ultimately from Taino]

man•grove

(ˈmæŋ 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.
2. any similar plant.
[1605–15; alter. of earlier mangrow < Portuguese mangue « Taino]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mangrove - 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 buildingmangrove - 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
genus Rhizophora, Rhizophora - type genus of the Rhizophoraceae; a small genus of tropical trees and shrubs
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations
mangrove
fenjaviîur
mang-rove

mangrove

[ˈmæŋgrəʊv]
A. Nmangle m
B. CPD mangrove swamp Nmanglar m

mangrove

[ˈmæŋgrəʊv] npalétuvier m

mangrove

nMangrove(n)baum m; mangrove swampMangrove f

mangrove

[ˈmæŋˌgrəʊv] nmangrovia

mangrove

(ˈmӕŋgrouv) noun
a tropical evergreen tree growing in or near water.
References in classic literature ?
On one side was a coral reef; on the other a low tongue of land, covered with mangrove thickets that grew out into the water.
She or her sailors dynamited fish daily, while the Balesuna natives were paid tobacco for bringing in oysters from the mangrove swamps.
His nose went up in the air and quested to windward along the wind that brought the message, and he read the air with his nose as a man might read a newspaper--the salt smells of the seashore and of the dank muck of mangrove swamps at low tide, the spicy fragrances of tropic vegetation, and the faint, most faint, acrid tingle of smoke from smudgy fires.
Under the verdant shade of some mangroves I perceived some savages, who appeared greatly surprised at our approach.
And I saw it go under the sand, a fathom under the sand, on cross-bearings unnamable, where the mangroves fade away, and the coconuts grow, and the rise of land lifts from the beach to the Lion's Head.
It was surrounded by mangroves that overhung the deep water.
The channel by which we went to and returned from Olinda, was bordered on each side by mangroves, which sprang like a miniature forest out of the greasy mud-banks.
The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) has introduced a new requirement to better manage the creation of new mangrove habitats in Abu Dhabi.
Kamran Michael said that last year his ministry planted one lac mangrove saplings and current year's target is three lac.
KARACHI -- - Sindh Minister for Forest, Gayan Chand Essrni has said that a comprehensive and scientific policy would be chalked out for the preservation of mangrove forests in the coastal areas of Sindh.
Over the last half century, the Yellow-billed Cotinga has been observed in over 20 mangrove estuaries extending its historical range from the Rio Tarcoles at the Carara Biological Reserve in Costa Rica down to Golfo de Montijo in Panama (Wege and Long 1995, Angehr 2000, Snow et al.
based NGO (nonprofit organization) Seacology ; Sri Lanka-based NGO Sudeesa (formerly known as Small Fishers Federation of Lanka); and the government of Sri Lanka announced a joint program that will make Sri Lanka the first nation in the world to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests.