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mangrove swamp

noun
1.
a coastal marine swamp of tropical or subtropical regions that is dominated by mangrove trees.
Origin of mangrove swamp
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • It is back of the town near a little bridge that spans a mangrove swamp.

  • He came from the mangrove swamp where it ran down into the sea.

    Into the Primitive Robert Ames Bennet
  • At that time the only dry ground was a narrow island in the mangrove swamp.

    The Fijians Basil Thomson
  • The first I knew, a cloud of spears sailed out of the mangrove swamp at me.

    South Sea Tales Jack London
  • Mother would not thank me for bringing you through that mangrove swamp and risking fever.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • There he paused, staring towards the mangrove swamp with the same chilled feeling he had experienced the day before.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • Marston hated their monotonous buzzing, for there is something about a mangrove swamp that frays a white man's nerves.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • mangrove swamp and small coconut groves occur along the coast.

  • At noon our party halted in the depths of a mangrove swamp, and went to sleep in the bottom of the canoe.

  • This road is a raised causeway running through a mangrove swamp, having deep mud on each side impassable for troops.

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