mangrove
noun Etymology: probably from Portuguese mangue mangrove (from Spanish mangle, probably from Taino) + English grove Date: 1613 1. any of a genus (Rhizophora, especially R. mangle of the family Rhizophoraceae) of tropical maritime trees or shrubs that send out many prop roots and form dense masses important in coastal land building and as foundations of unique ecosystems 2. any of numerous trees (as of the genera Avicennia of the vervain family or Sonneratia of the family Sonneratiaceae) with growth habits like those of the true mangroves

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  • mangrove — [ mɑ̃grɔv ] n. f. • 1902; mot angl., du malais ♦ Bot., Écol. Formation végétale caractéristique des littoraux marins tropicaux, où dominent les palétuviers surélevés sur leurs racines. Les mangroves du sud de la Floride. « il sillonnait la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mangrove — MANGRÓVE s. pl. (bot., biol.) paletuvieri (pl.). Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  MANGRÓVE s.f.pl. (bot.) Tip de vegetaţie tropicală formată din arbori şi arbuşti cu rădăcini adventive, caracteristică ţărmurilor maritime… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • 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 salyne,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Mangrove — World mangrove distribution …   Wikipedia

  • Mangrove — Biome de la mangrove Mangrove Caractéristiques Répartition géographique …   Wikipédia en Français

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