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.
mangrove (plural mangroves)
- Any of various tropical evergreen trees or shrubs that grow in shallow coastal water.
- A habitat with such plants; mangrove forest; mangrove swamp.
- Plants of the Rhizophoraceae family.
- Trees of the genus Rhizophora.
- ^ “mangrove” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
- ^ “mangrove” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
- ^ “mangrove” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- mangrove (tropical tree or shrub of any taxon that grows in shallow water)
- Also mangroveiden is often used for genitive plural.
Declension of mangrove (type nalle)
- Plural form of mangrova
- Mangrove forest.