Definition of Mangrove family
1. Noun. Trees and shrubs that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Rhizophora, Rhizophora
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mangrove Family
Literary usage of Mangrove family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"mangrove family. Fig. 43. Trees or shrubs: leaves usual!v opposite, coriaceous: flowers bisexual, epigynous or ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1907)
"... OR mangrove family.— These are tropical shrubs or small trees with evergreen, coriaceous leaves, small cymose and axillary flowers, and seeds which ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"There are various trees in other regions that are called mangrove, that are not true mangroves and do not belong to the mangrove family. ..."
4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1856)
"mangrove family ; the branches send down aerial roots ; the seed germinates while still attached to the parent, and falls down a young plant. ..."