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Noun: mangrove  'mang,growv or 'man,growv
  1. 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
    - Rhizophora mangle

Derived forms: mangroves

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree

Part of: genus Rhizophora, Rhizophora

Encyclopedia: Mangrove