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noun (plural mangoes or mangos)
1a fleshy yellowish-red tropical fruit that is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys. 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
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
The plural of mango
can be spelled either mangoes