Mangrove

Definition of Mangrove

Man´grove
n.1.(Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (Rhizophora Mangle, and Rhizophora mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aërial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant.
2.(Zool.) The mango fish.

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angiospermous tree, flowering tree, genus Rhizophora, Rhizophora, Rhizophora mangle
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