Definition of mango in English:

mango

Line breaks: mango
Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋɡəʊ
 
/

noun (plural mangoes or mangos)

1A fleshy, oval, yellowish-red tropical fruit which is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys.
More 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 tropical Indian tree which bears the mango.
  • Mangifera indica, family Anacardiaceae
More 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
More example sentences
  • Among these are the dark green Jamaican mango and the red- and black-billed streamertail hummingbirds.

Origin

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

Definition of mango in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bouffant
Pronunciation: ˈbuːfɒ̃
adjective
styled to stand out in a rounded shape...