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[n] a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building


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Misc. Definitions

\Man"grove\, n. [Malay manggi-manggi.]
1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus {Rhizophora} ({R. Mangle}, and {R. mucronata}, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting a["e]rial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant. Note: The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove ({Avicennia nitida} and {A. tomentosa}) have much the same habit.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The mango fish.

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