(Man"gold*wur`zel) n. [G.] (Bot.) See Mangel-wurzel.
(Man"go*nel) n. [OF. mangonel, LL. manganellus, manganum, fr. Gr. See Mangle, n.] A
military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.
(Man"go*nism) n. The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage. [Obs.]
1. One who mangonizes. [Obs.]
2. A slave dealer; also, a strumpet. [Obs.]
(Man"go*nize) v. t. [L. mangonizare, fr. mango a dealer in slaves or wares, to which he
tries to give an appearance of greater value by decking them out or furbishing them up.] To furbish up
for sale; to set off to advantage. [Obs. or R.] B. Jonson.
(Man"go*steen Man"go*stan) n. [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East
Indies of the genus Garcinia The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called
mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.
(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 aërial
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.
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. (Zoöl.) The mango fish.
(||Mangue) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The kusimanse.
(Man"gy) a. [Compar. Mangier ; superl. Mangiest.] [F. mangé, p. p. of manger to eat. See
Manger.] Infected with the mange; scabby.
(Man*ha"den) n. See Menhaden.
(Man"head) n. Manhood. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Man"hole`) n. A hole through which a man may descend or creep into a drain, sewer, steam
boiler, parts of machinery, etc., for cleaning or repairing.