any tropical tree or shrub of the genus Rhizophora, the species of which are mostly low trees growing in marshes or tidal shores, noted for their interlacing above-ground adventitious roots.
any of various similar plants.
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How to use mangrove in a sentence
Furry friends are welcome on the grounds surrounding the visitor center, where you’ll find mangroves and vistas of several small keys.
Coastal mangrove forests are carbon storage powerhouses, tucking away vast amounts of organic matter among their submerged, tangled root webs.Mangrove forests on the Yucatan Peninsula store record amounts of carbon | Carolyn Gramling | May 7, 2021 | Science News
As sea levels have slowly risen over the last 8,000 years, mangroves have kept pace, climbing atop sediment ported in from rivers or migrating inland.Mangrove forests on the Yucatan Peninsula store record amounts of carbon | Carolyn Gramling | May 7, 2021 | Science News
In the past half-century, more than a quarter of the world’s mangroves have been destroyed — drained for development, converted for shrimp farms, poisoned by fertilizer and drowned by dammed-up streams.Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself | Sarah Kaplan | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Activists who seek to protect the mangroves have found themselves the target of harassment, lawsuits and physical violence.Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself | Sarah Kaplan | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
At the bottom of Knocker's Bay is a shoal mangrove opening, of no importance.
It is on the edge of the mangrove swamp, and is reached by a sort of causeway of turf.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The characteristic trees of the coast regions are the mangrove and coco-nut palm.
Tannin is also important and is employed to some extent in the Philippines, being generally obtained from the mangrove tan barks.Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
We passed vast numbers of the Florida cormorants—a small species, which breeds in the mangrove islets.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
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
any of various similar trees or shrubs of the genus Avicennia: family Avicenniaceae
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