Meaning of MANGROVE in English


/mang"grohv, man"-/ , n.

1. any tropical tree or shrub of the genus Rhizophora, the species of which are mostly low trees growing in marshes or tidal shores, noted for their interlacing above-ground adventitious roots.

2. any of various similar plants.

[ 1605-15; alter. (by folk etymology) of earlier mangrow

mangue ]

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