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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
mangrove
fenjaviîur
mang-rove

mangrove

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

[ˈmæŋgrəʊv] npalétuvier m
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mangrove

nMangrove(n)baum m; mangrove swampMangrove f
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mangrove

[ˈmæŋˌgrəʊv] nmangrovia
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mangrove

(ˈmӕŋgrouv) noun
a tropical evergreen tree growing in or near water.
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References in classic literature ?
The first I knew, a cloud of spears sailed out of the mangrove swamp at me.
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.
She or her sailors dynamited fish daily, while the Balesuna natives were paid tobacco for bringing in oysters from the mangrove swamps. Her achievements with cocoanuts were a revelation.
A 10-year-old Filipino boy's partially eaten remains were found late Monday by a fisherman in a mangrove swamp in the southern Philippines.
As a result, winter storm waves breached the residual dune on repeated occasions, and large amounts of sand were washed into the adjacent mangrove swamp.
In order to carry out the study, environmental specialists from both organisations set out to capture and tag the turtles yesterday on Sunday at Khor Kalba, a nature reserve and mangrove swamp in Sharjah.
From 5.5 to 3.5 m, the dominance of Rhizophora and Oncosperma (Plate 1) is evidence of a former mangrove swamp environment (Anderson and Muller, 1975).
terror activities in the deltaic mangrove swamp, much in the line of coastal security drills introduced in Maharashtra after the 26/ 11 terror strike.
It is an area of tidal mangrove swamp and peripheral acacia scrub.
The next morning, the team tackles a dense mangrove swamp, following the sound of a distress signal in an attempt to reach assistant Scott, and with the end in sight, Bear has one final challenge in store.
Given the relatively small differences in the areal extent of both mangrove swamp and coastal salt marsh between the original FWC and the corrected land-cover data sets, it isn't clear which data provided the better results for these classes.
Kolkata, Sha'ban 29, 1435, Jun 27, 2014, SPA -- An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched his father off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp.