Definition of mangrove noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmæŋɡrəʊv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæŋɡroʊv//
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a tropical tree that grows in mud or at the edge of rivers and has roots that are above ground mangrove swamps Word Originearly 17th cent.: probably from Portuguese mangue, Spanish mangle, from Taino. The change in the ending was due to association with grove.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mangrove