[mang-grohv, man-] /ˈmæŋ groʊv, ˈmæn-/
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.
any of various similar plants.
any of various similar trees or shrubs of the genus Avicennia: family Avicenniaceae
1610s, mangrow, probably from Spanish mangle, mangue (1530s), which is perhaps from Carib or Arawakan. Modern spelling in English (1690s) is from influence of grove. A Malay origin also has been proposed, but it is difficult to explain how it came to be used for an American plant.
[mang-guh-steen] /ˈmæŋ gəˌstin/ noun 1. the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana. 2. the tree itself. /ˈmæŋɡəʊˌstiːn/ noun 1. an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana, with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family Clusiaceae 2. the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard skin
- Mangrove fish
noun 1. another name for parore
- Mangrove jack
noun 1. a predatory food and game fish, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, of Australian rivers and tidal creeks dominated by mangroves
noun 1. .