alphonso

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

Definition of alphonso

plural alphonsos or Alphonsos
: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. WeismanNew York Times4 June 1986
  • … and, best of all, the alphonso with its melting, satiny flesh hinting of peach but also of pineapple, pear, and litchi.
  • —Margo TrueSaveurJune 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


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