Origin of mangrovealtered (infl. by grove) from earlier mangrowe from Portuguese mangue from Spanish mangle from the West Indian (Taino) name
Tangled mangroves in a swamp.
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.
A tree with above-ground, tangled roots that is growing in a wetlands area in Florida is an example of a mangrove.
any of various coastal or aquatic tropical trees or shrubs, esp. of the mangrove family, that form large colonies in swamps or shallow water and provide a habitat for young fish and shrimp
designating a family (Rhizophoraceae, order Rhizophorales) of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs that inhabit tidal marshes and river mouths in the tropics
Any of various tropical or subtropical evergreen salt-tolerant trees or shrubs especially of the family Rhizophoraceae, forming dense thickets along tidal shores and typically having well-developed aerial roots.
Origin of mangroveProbably Portuguese mangue ( from Taíno) grove
- Mangrove swamps are common on the coasts.
- The mangrove grows on the shores of the west coast in profusion.
- Great mangrove swamps supply unlimited fire-wood of the best quality.
- The mangrove swamps at the north-west end of the harbour have been drained and partially built over.
- Mangrove swamps, lagoons and marshes, with inland canals following the coast line for long distances, are characteristic features of a large extent of the Brazilian coast.