Definition of mango in English:


Syllabification: man·go
Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGgō

noun (plural mangoes or mangos)

  • 1A fleshy yellowish-red tropical fruit that is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.

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