mangrove

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English[edit]

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A red mangrove growing in shallow water (Rhizophora mangle)

Etymology[edit]

Circa 1610, corruption of earlier mangrow by folk etymology influence of grove, from Portuguese mangue, from Spanish mangle (or directly from Spanish), from a Caribbean language, possibly Taino, another Arawakan language, or a Cariban language.[1][2][3]

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Noun[edit]

mangrove (plural mangroves)

  1. Any of various tropical evergreen trees or shrubs that grow in shallow coastal water.
  2. A habitat with such plants; mangrove forest; mangrove swamp.
  3. Plants of the Rhizophoraceae family.
  4. Trees of the genus Rhizophora.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mangrove” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ mangrove” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
  3. ^ mangrove” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑŋro̞ʋe̞/
  • Hyphenation: man‧gro‧ve

Noun[edit]

mangrove

  1. mangrove (tropical tree or shrub of any taxon that grows on waterlogged brackish soils)

Declension[edit]

  • Also mangroveiden is often used for genitive plural.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mangrove f (plural mangroves)

  1. A mangrove forest.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mangrove f

  1. plural form of mangrova