The definition of a mangrove is a tropical tree or shrub that grows in swampy areas and has tangled roots located above ground, or a tidal swamp with a number of these types of trees and shrubs.(noun)
A tree with above-ground, tangled roots that is growing in a wetlands area in Florida is an example of a mangrove.
See mangrove in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (infl. by grove) < earlier mangrowe < Port mangue < Sp mangle < the WInd (Taino) name
See mangrove in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably Portuguese mangue (from Taino)
Origin: + grove.
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