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.
Inflection of mangrove (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative mangrove mangrovet
genitive mangroven mangrovejen
partitive mangrovea mangroveja
illative mangroveen mangroveihin
singular plural
nominative mangrove mangrovet
accusative nom.? mangrove mangrovet
gen. mangroven
genitive mangroven mangrovejen
mangroveinrare
partitive mangrovea mangroveja
inessive mangrovessa mangroveissa
elative mangrovesta mangroveista
illative mangroveen mangroveihin
adessive mangrovella mangroveilla
ablative mangrovelta mangroveilta
allative mangrovelle mangroveille
essive mangrovena mangroveina
translative mangroveksi mangroveiksi
instructive mangrovein
abessive mangrovetta mangroveitta
comitative mangroveineen

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mangrove f ‎(plural mangroves)

  1. A mangrove forest.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mangrove f

  1. plural of mangrova