mangrove [maŋ′grōv]
[altered (infl. by GROVE) < earlier mangrowe < Port mangue < Sp mangle < the WInd (Taino) name]
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

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  • mangrove — [ mɑ̃grɔv ] n. f. • 1902; mot angl., du malais ♦ Bot., Écol. Formation végétale caractéristique des littoraux marins tropicaux, où dominent les palétuviers surélevés sur leurs racines. Les mangroves du sud de la Floride. « il sillonnait la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mangrove — MANGRÓVE s. pl. (bot., biol.) paletuvieri (pl.). Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  MANGRÓVE (bot.) Tip de vegetaţie tropicală formată din arbori şi arbuşti cu rădăcini adventive, caracteristică ţărmurilor maritime… …   Dicționar Român

  • mangrove — mangrovė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Krūmų ir žemaūgių medžių tankmės sekliuose atogrąžų juostos pajūriuose ir prie upių žiočių, apsemiamos per jūrų potvynius. Yra Afrikoje, Pietryčių Azijoje, Australijoje, Okeanijos… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Mangrove — Man grove, n. [Malay manggi manggi.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mangrove — Mangrove, linker Nebenfluß des Hawkesbury in Australien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mangrove — 1610s, mangrow, probably from Sp. mangle, mangue (1530s), which is perhaps from Carib or Arawakan. Modern spelling in English (1690s) is from influence of GROVE (Cf. grove). A Malay origin also has been proposed, but it is difficult to explain… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mangrove — ► NOUN ▪ a tree or shrub which grows in tropical coastal swamps and has tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets. ORIGIN probably from Taino (an extinct Caribbean language); also associated with GROVE(Cf. ↑grove) …   English terms dictionary

  • Mangrove — World mangrove distribution …   Wikipedia

  • Mangrove — Biome de la mangrove Mangrove Caractéristiques Répartition géographique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mangrove — /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… …   Universalium

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