mangrove mangrove  /ˈmæn ˌɡroʊv/


  • (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


  1. Roughly 20% of mangrove forests have disappeared since 1980, and aqua-farming is one of the main culprits of deforestation.
  2. These Pacific quilts, fragile yet strong, their mangrove-colored surfaces as warm and radiant as blood, are a perfect expression of community.
  3. Here is a snowy white heron flitting along a river of sea grass in the Everglades, the mangrove and palmetto serene as a Sunday morning.


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  1. Forsyth said he came here for "the flavour, the odour, of a pretty washed-up, impoverished, failed west African mangrove swamp". "I thought, what is the most disastrous part of west Africa, and by a mile, it's Guinea-Bissau. If you drive...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Frederick Forsyth Source: Independent

  2. "Many islands and a large swathe of the mangrove forest in the Sundarbans are still under water," Chakraborty said. "We have been dropping food to marooned people by helicopter."
    on May 27, 2009 By: Chakraborty Source: AFP

  3. "The marsh grasses, the canes, the mangrove are dying. They're stressed and dying now," said Robert Barham, secretary of the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. "There's very visible evidence that the ecosystem is changed."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Robert Barham Source: Boston Globe

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