noun man·go \ˈmaŋ-(ˌ)gō\

: a juicy tropical fruit that has firm yellow and red skin and a hard seed at its center

plural mangoes also mangos

Full Definition of MANGO

:  a tropical usually large ovoid or oblong fruit with a firm yellowish-red skin, hard central stone, and juicy aromatic pulp; also :  an evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) of the cashew family that bears mangoes

Origin of MANGO

Portuguese manga, probably from Malayalam māṅṅa
First Known Use: 1582

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with MANGO

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noun man·go \ˈmaŋ-gō\
plural man·goes or man·gos

Definition of MANGO for Kids

:  a tropical fruit with yellowish red skin and juicy mildly tart yellow flesh


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