Definition of Mangrove

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Rhizophora Mangle
Group relationships: Genus Rhizophora, Rhizophora
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree



Definition of Mangrove

1. n. The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aërial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant.

Definition of Mangrove

1. Noun. Any of various tropical evergreen trees or shrubs that grow in shallow coastal water. ¹

2. Noun. A habitat with such plants; mangrove forest; mangrove swamp. ¹

3. Noun. Plants of the ''Rhizophoraceae'' family. Trees of the genus ''Rhizophora.'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mangrove

1. a tropical tree or shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mangrove

1. 1. The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. Mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aerial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant. The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and A. Tomentosa) have much the same habit. 2. The mango fish. Origin: Malay manggi-manggi. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mangrove

mangolds
mangoldwurzel
mangoldwurzels
mangolike
mangonel
mangonels
mangonism
mangonist
mangonists
mangos
mangostan
mangostans
mangosteen
mangosteen tree
mangosteens
mangrove (current term)
mangrove family
mangrove fly
mangrove snapper
mangroves
mangs
mangu
mangue
mangy
manhaden
manhadens
manhair
manhairs
manhandle
manhandled

Literary usage of Mangrove

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1. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1886)
"mangrove Islands.—mangrove-trees cooperate in an interesting manner with corals in ... The seeds of the mangrove have also the faculty of shooting out long ..."

2. Agricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics by Walther Manshard, William B. Morgan (1988)
"People have depended on mangrove trees for many purposes, ... The significance of mangrove forests in fishery production has also been recognized. ..."

3. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1903)
"Accordingly, the breadth of the mangrove-belt can afford no indication of the period ... From data referred to below, it is evident that the mangrove-belt, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"By these means the mangrove spreads thickly over the tidal mud, forming impenetrable and ... Red mangrove, a Guiana form or name of the common mangrove. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"after the Panama proceeded, with Ensign Dayton on board, under orders from the mangrove. Her colors were not hauled down, or a prize crew put aboard until ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"Thereafter the Panama proceeded, with Ensign Dayton on board, under orders from the mangrove. Her colors were not hauled down, or a prize crew put aboard ..."

7. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"mangrove BARK mangrove bark has come into great prominence in the tanning industry of this country. In the year 1915, 20041 Ib. were imported at a value of ..."

8. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Like the littoral woodland above high tide, mangrove consists mainly of species ... The Eastern mangrove. The eastern mangrove, which shows its greatest ..."

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