black mangrove

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black mangrove a mangrove of the West Indies and the southern Florida coast; occurs in dense thickets and has numerous short roots that bend up from the ground
    • n black mangrove an Australian tree resembling the black mangrove of the West Indies and Florida
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Usage

In literature:

By the sides of the creeks, especially nigh the sea, there grow a few small black mangrove-trees.
"Early Australian Voyages" by John Pinkerton
The black mangrove grows larger here than in the West Indies, and of it they make good plank.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
It was a black mangrove and among the toughest of woods when well seasoned.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
There is, however, in these West Indian isles, the black mangrove, with very similar habit to the banyan.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Twenty seconds later a lurid flash, followed by a terrific cloud of yellow and black smoke, leapt skywards from a spot in the mangroves.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
It would soon be dark and the mangroves cut in a straight black line against a fading orange glow.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
He turned about and stared downstream as if he could see beyond the black wall of mangroves.
"The Great Quest" by Charles Boardman Hawes
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