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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 ?
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."
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.
It was surrounded by mangroves that overhung the deep water.
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.
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.
Measuring and valuing services of mangroves and coral reefs
Overall land use within the scope of the study in Pangkep is 13.156.99 Ha comprising: a secondary forest land, open land, mangroves, plantations, settlements, agricultural wetlands, dry land farming, ponds and water bodies.
Indeed, there are such remarkable plants, known as Mangroves, which grow along coastlines in tropical regions across the world.
My interest in mangroves comes from the small stand of mangroves behind our house in Saoluafata, Samoa.
We must recognize the importance of mangroves. Because mangroves may be our last shield against the might of nature," Pangilinan said.