Definition of mango in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGɡō/

noun (plural mangoes or mangos)

1A fleshy yellowish-red tropical fruit that is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys.
Example sentences
  • Now, those industries have gone and globalisation means that we can buy sun-drenched pineapples, mangoes and passion fruit in the middle of winter.
  • You can use almost any fruit you like, but ripe mangoes, apricots and peaches all work particularly well.
  • I chop up whatever fruits and vegetables I have available and make a delicious salad including my favourite garbanzo beans and mangoes.
2 (also mango tree) The evergreen Indian tree of the cashew family that bears this fruit, widely cultivated in the tropics.
  • Mangifera indica, family Anacardiaceae; many local varieties.
Example sentences
  • I have a mango tree that's been in the ground two years.
  • She was kneeling under our mango tree drying out some wheat.
  • Last year we featured a gardener who was enjoying summer fruit from a mango tree in his garden.
3A tropical American hummingbird that typically has green plumage with purple feathers on the wings, tail, or head.
  • Genus Anthracothorax, family Trochilidae: several species, e.g., the Jamaican mango (A. mango), which has a dark bronze-green back, purple head, and black underside.
Example sentences
  • Among these are the dark green Jamaican mango and the red- and black-billed streamertail hummingbirds.


Late 16th century: from Portuguese manga, from a Dravidian language.

Words that rhyme with mango

charango, Durango, fandango, Okavango, quango, Sango, tango

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Syllabification: man·go

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