mangrove

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mangrove a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mangrove (Zoöl) The mango fish.
    • Mangrove (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mangrove A tree of the genus Rhizophora, chiefly R. mucronata (R. Mangle), the common mangrove, abounding on tropical shores in both hemispheres. It is a low tree of most singular habit, remarkable for a copious development of adventitious roots, which arch out from the lower part of the trunk, and at length descend from the branches; it is peculiar also in that its seed germinates in the fruit, sending down its radicle into the mud, sometimes a distance of several feet, before detachment from the parent. By these means the mangrove spreads thickly over the tidal mud, forming impenetrable and highly malarial bogs, hundreds of miles in length. The wood is valuable for fuel, for piles, etc., and is susceptible of a beautiful polish. The astringent bark is useful in medicine and for tanning. The fruit is of a dry and coriaceous texture. See cut in preceding column.
    • n mangrove Another plant of similar habit, especially a plant of the genus Avicennia. They are littoral trees, widely diffused in the tropics, throwing out a tangled mass of arching roots above ground, and sending up abundant asparagus-like shoots from the underground roots. The seed also germinates as it ripens. A. officinalis (including A. tomentosa), called white mangrove, extends to Australia and New Zealand, the manawa of the Maoris, mistakenly reported to yield an aromatic gum. A. nitida of tropical America and Africa is the black or olive mangrove. See blackwood, 3.
    • n mangrove In zoology, the mango-fish.
    • n mangrove Bruguiera Rheedii, a small tree which yields a good tan-bark and a hard, durable, yellowish-brown wood;
    • n mangrove Heritiera littoralis, a tree of the family Sterculiaceæ. See Heritiera and sundari.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mangrove man′grōv a tree which grows on muddy shores and river-banks in the East and West Indies.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Malay manggi-manggi,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Malayan.

Usage

In literature:

The mangrove covered shores looked even more sombre and monotonous than before, in the grey light of morning, as we glided down between them.
"The African Trader" by W. H. G. Kingston
You see priceless orchids entwined with the mangroves in endless profusion.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Another band dashed for the mangroves; but warning had been given.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
The English soon perceived a little village above the mangroves which bordered the shore.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The light, which grew brighter rapidly, showed a glistening line of surf to seaward and mangrove forest on a point ahead.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
These are what are called Mangrove trees.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
The forest around them is dense and gloomy; the canals are broken and choked with mangroves.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
The shores surrounding the harbour were low and covered with mangroves, but in and out could be discerned several lofty hills.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
This humble memorial was placed in a mangrove grove off the reef itself.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
So, the rowers bending to the oars, the boat came slowly around from under the clump of mangrove bushes and out into the open water again.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Suddenly a long, pear-shaped mangrove-pod struck me full in the breast.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
One great feature of the Kaipara tidal estuary is the quantity of mangroves.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Yesterday we went up on the north side of the island to the place near the mangroves where we had seen some bonefish.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The troops, sadly diminished in number, at last reached that portion of the mangrove creek where they had left the boats.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
These are generally located on the ground but occasionally in low mangroves, these latter nests being more bulky than the ground ones.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Let us take a small boat and fish around the mangroves!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
It is on the edge of the mangrove swamp, and is reached by a sort of causeway of turf.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The contents were placed under a sheltering grove of mangrove trees a short distance away.
"The Go Ahead Boys and the Treasure Cave" by Ross Kay
But fortune was still kind and presently Perk found himself softly gliding past the outermost mangrove islands.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb
The largest of the first species frequents the mangrove-trees on the sea-coast.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
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In poetry:

And all around it flourished
Luxuriantly free,
The giant gum and mangrove,
The crimson desert-pea.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
As, like a creeping snake, with curve and sweep
The languid current steals past mead and scar,
To the dark mangrove fringing on the deep
Abreast the bar.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans
Past meadowy marshland and gray limestone bluff,
Low mangrove fens and waste lantana heights,
Long reaches where the tides and winds are rough,
And sheltered bights.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans
Oh, my dearest hasten, hasten! It is lonely here. Already
Have I heard the jackals' first assembling cry,
And among the purple shadows of the mangroves and the marshes
Fitful echoes of their footfalls passing by.
"Ojira, To Her Lover" by Laurence Hope
I am faint with love and longing, and my burning eyes are gazing
Where the furtive Jackals wage their famished strife,
Oh, your shadow on the mangroves! and your step upon the sandhills,--
This is the loveliest evening of my Life!
"Ojira, To Her Lover" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Lake is Mangrove Gallery's featured artist for the month.
Randy Toombs shovels while Morris Griffith positions a young mangrove Saturday morning at Blind Creek on Hutchinson Island.
Mangrove forests seen as life-savers in tsunami.
Mangrove Snapper from Tudor House.
Despite heat, mangrove snapper bite improves.
Look for them around any structure, docks, pilings, bridges, as well as mangrove shorelines and potholes on the flats.
Explore liquid horizons, crushed-shell beaches, and islands hedged with thick mangroves on this three-day tour in the Gulf of Mexico.
A mangrove restoration project set to break ground Feb 22 aims to restore tidal flow to the area by repairing channels and building culverts.
In our Florida yard we have one of the most beautiful and distinctive species, the mangrove skipper.
Cancun tourist police say in a Tuesday statement that Alejandro Lopez was wandering near an area of mangroves when he was attacked.
The county said the markers were required by a mangrove restoration permit.
Antinarcotics commandos in three choppers peered at the mangroves below, scanning for any sign of activity.
The newly planted mangroves are expected to grow into islands that provide habitat for fish, wading birds and manatees.
When Tim asks Dee to run things at Mangrove while he steps out for a moment, Dee does a lot of talking but not much running.
The project wraps up next year with planting of marsh grasses and mangroves on newly built marshland.
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In science:

McDowell, L., Etzioni, O., Halevy, A., Levy, H., Gribble, S., Pentney, W., Verma, D., Vlasseva, S.: Mangrove: Enticing Ordinary People onto the Semantic Web via Instant Gratification.
Usability Meets Instant Gratification on the Semantic Web
Velasco, A dynamic boundary value problem arising in the ecology of mangroves, Nonlinear Anal.
Sup-norm estimates for parabolic systems with dynamic boundary conditions
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