man·​go | \ ˈmaŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce mango (audio) \
plural mangoes also mangos

Definition of mango

1 : 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

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The excellent brews were complemented by a selection of sandwiches, salads, and marvelous desserts, such as a mango tart cradled in buttery crust and tender chocolate layer cake. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 There were concoctions from big brewers such as Sierra Nevada and smaller local brewpubs, sweet beers brewed with Jolly Ranchers and spicy ones that tasted like garlic bread or mango salsa. Dee-ann Durbin, The Denver Post, "As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors like Wynkoop’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout," 5 June 2019 From belly dancing to the country’s superb mangoes and the possible influence of Egyptian culture on ancient Greek civilization (a heated debate). Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Can Egypt Convince the World That It Is Starting Over?," 19 Mar. 2019 After they were done with the game, the duo went to Chill N Vape Lounge; an insider reveals that Drizzy brought his Juul along with mango and peach flavored pods to smoke. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Drake and Adele Is the Celebrity Friendship We Didn't Know We Deserved," 20 Feb. 2019 Mixologists at the central bar will soon start mixing palomas with kombucha or topping them with a mango freeze from Gunther's Ice Cream, and Miguel plans to capitalize on mezcal's current popularity by organizing tastings of the smoky liquor. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Taqueria Maya owners open Mexican restaurant with a millennial twist in railyard," 12 July 2018 Police arrested an 88-year-old Florida man for burning a trapped raccoon alive because the animal had eaten his mangoes. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Florida man, 88, burns raccoon alive over eating mangoes, police say," 19 Aug. 2018 Its sweet flavors, including mango and cucumber, are popular with middle-school and high-school students. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Altria in Talks to Take Significant Minority Stake in Juul Labs," 28 Nov. 2018 And all include enriching butters such as mango seed butter, cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and, of course, Oribe’s signature complex that goes into every product: watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet the Natural Hair Guru Who Helped Oribe Launch Products For Textured Tresses," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of mango

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mango

Portuguese manga, probably from Malayalam māṅṅa

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English Language Learners Definition of mango

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


man·​go | \ ˈmaŋ-gō How to pronounce mango (audio) \
plural mangoes or mangos

Kids Definition of mango

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

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