alphonso

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noun al·phon·so \al-ˈfän-(ˌ)zō\
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Alphonso

Definition of alphonso

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alphonsos

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Alphonsos

  1. :  a small mango grown in India that has yellowish skin and bright orange flesh a perfectly ripened Alphonso Right now comes the mango most connoisseurs wait for: the alphonso, grown in the humid districts on the western coast. — Steven R. Weisman, New York Times, 4 June 1986 … and, best of all, the alphonso with its melting, satiny flesh hinting of peach but also of pineapple, pear, and litchi. — Margo True, Saveur, June 2005

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Origin and Etymology of alphonso

alteration (conformed to the name Alphonso) of Goan Portuguese (manga) affonsa, a variety of mango


First Known Use: 1859


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