Meaning of MANGROVE in English

MANGROVE

■ noun a tree or shrub which grows in muddy, chiefly tropical, coastal swamps and has tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets. [ Rhizophora , Avicennia , and other genera.]

Origin

C17: prob. from Port. mangue , Sp. mangle , from Taino; prob. also assoc. with grove .

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