black mangrove

noun

Definition of black mangrove

1 : a mangrove (Avicennia marina) of the West Indies and the southern Florida coast that usually occurs in dense thickets and that has numerous short roots that bend up or away from the ground
2 : an Australian plant (Aegiceras majus) of the family Verbenaceae that resembles the black mangrove of the West Indies and Florida

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“Black mangrove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20mangrove. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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