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.
- Vegetation of all sorts acts in a similar way, either in forming soil and assisting in breaking up rocks, in filling up shallow lakes, and even, like the mangrove, in reclaiming wide stretches of land from the sea.