mangrove definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few tropical evergreen trees or bushes of this genus Rhizophora, having stiltlike origins and stems and developing thick thickets along tidal shores.
    • some of various similar shrubs or woods, especially of genus Avicennia.
    • Any of numerous tropical evergreen woods or bushes that develop in shallow coastal liquid.
    • A habitat with such flowers; mangrove woodland; mangrove swamp.
    • Plants of the Rhizophoraceae household.
    • Trees associated with genus Rhizophora.
    • title of just one or two woods of this genus Rhizophora (Rhizophora Mangle, and Rhizophora mucronata, the past doubtfully distinct) inhabiting dirty shores of tropical regions, where they distribute by emitting aĆ«rial origins, which fasten when you look at the saline mire and eventually become brand-new stems. The seeds also deliver straight down a good root while yet attached to the parent plant.
    • The mango fish.
    • A tree of genus Rhizophora, chiefly R. mucronata (R. Mangle), the normal mangrove, abounding on tropical shores in both hemispheres.
    • Another plant of similar habit, specially a plant associated with the genus Avicennia.
    • In zoology, the mango-fish.
    • Bruguiera Rheedii, a small tree which yields a tan-bark and a tough, durable, yellowish-brown timber;
    • Heritiera littoralis, a tree of the family members SterculiaceƦ. See Heritiera and sundari.
    • a tropical tree or shrub bearing fresh fruit that germinates while still in the tree and having many prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and therefore are important in land building

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