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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.
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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.
The first I knew, a cloud of spears sailed out of the mangrove swamp at me.
In 2016, the Council of Ministers issued a directive ordering officials in the coastal areas to annul land titles that had been granted for 300 hectares of filled-in mangrove swamps.
Meanwile, filmmaker Tara Illenberger said the filming of 'High Tide,' another ToFarm entry, in mangrove swamps with three children had been too dangerous that she demanded to have lifeguards on standby for her young actors.
He describes its geology and origins; its environments, including freshwater marshes, tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, the Big Cypress Swamp, mangrove swamps, coastal lowland vegetation, estuarine and coastal marine waters, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades headwaters, and peripheral ecosystems; its flora and fauna, including invertebrates, freshwater fish, marine and estuarine fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and ecological relationships, processes, and models; and the environmental impacts of humans.
Cerithideopsilla cingulata is one of the most abundant species generally occurring in the sediments of mangrove swamps including mangrove stands at Sandspit backwater.
It requires nothing but plant/s growing in water, mangrove swamps, rice paddies, bogs or simply a pot or your garden.
Using satellite images from data provided by the Japanese Space Agency, Nathan has been monitoring changes in mangrove swamps and forests, and spent three months at Caltech during 2014, undertaking field work in Ecuador.
They visited the mangrove swamps, a monkey sanctuary and Serrakunda fish and textiles market.
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The mangrove swamps of the Niger Delta reek from oil spills so catastrophic that they are equivalent to an Exxon Valdez scale oil spill every year, for the past half-century.