Rhizophora mucronata
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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