Mangrove
Mangrove Man"grove, n. [Malay manggi-manggi.] 1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus {Rhizophora} ({Rhizophora Mangle}, and {Rhizophora mucronata}, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting a["e]rial 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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 {Avicennia tomentosa}) have much the same habit. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The mango fish. [1913 Webster]


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  • mangrove — mangrovė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Krūmų ir žemaūgių medžių tankmės sekliuose atogrąžų juostos pajūriuose ir prie upių žiočių, apsemiamos per jūrų potvynius. Yra Afrikoje, Pietryčių Azijoje, Australijoje, Okeanijos… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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  • mangrove — [maŋ′grōv] n. [altered (infl. by GROVE) < earlier mangrowe < Port mangue < Sp mangle < the WInd (Taino) name] any of various coastal or aquatic tropical trees or shrubs, esp. of the mangrove family, that form large colonies in swamps… …   English World dictionary

  • Mangrove — Mangrove, linker Nebenfluß des Hawkesbury in Australien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mangrove — 1610s, mangrow, probably from Sp. mangle, mangue (1530s), which is perhaps from Carib or Arawakan. Modern spelling in English (1690s) is from influence of GROVE (Cf. grove). A Malay origin also has been proposed, but it is difficult to explain… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mangrove — ► NOUN ▪ a tree or shrub which grows in tropical coastal swamps and has tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets. ORIGIN probably from Taino (an extinct Caribbean language); also associated with GROVE(Cf. ↑grove) …   English terms dictionary

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