Origin of mangrove
Examples from the Web for mangrove
Close to the village is a mangrove swamp, and the whole bay is enclosed with high hills.Adventures in New Guinea|James Chalmers
Birds were concentrated in the areas of mangrove swamp and on the tidal flats.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
He came from the mangrove swamp where it ran down into the sea.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
I perceived distinctly the course of the Exe and Arundell rivers and a line of mangrove trees along the low shore.
This humble memorial was placed in a mangrove grove off the reef itself.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for mangrove
- any tropical evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Rhizophora, having stiltlike intertwining aerial roots and growing below the highest tide levels in estuaries and along coasts, forming dense thickets: family Rhizophoraceae
- (as modifier)mangrove swamp
Word Origin for mangrove
Word Origin and History for mangrove
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.