man·​go | \ˈmaŋ-(ˌ)gō \
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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How about a brisket taco with smoked cheddar on a crunchy corn tortilla with corn salsa and habanero mango barbecue sauce? Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Huge late-night taco spot coming to Broad Ripple lets you build your own," 7 May 2018 Top with mango, cucumber, red onion, macadamia nuts, basil and coconut. Claire Perez,, "Make your own fast-casual rice bowl," 20 Apr. 2018 The piri piri chicken ($24) had a lighter bronze char and a moister flesh; it was served with fingerling potatoes and mango chile sauce that was actually too mild and watery. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kaya in San Francisco offers a big, boozy toast to Jamaica," 6 Apr. 2018 The booths will highlight five Sculpin IPA beers: Sculpin, Unfiltered Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin and Aloha Sculpin, which is infused with mango and guava. Pam Kragen,, "New eats inside Petco Park this baseball season," 29 Mar. 2018 This sweet-tart blend of guava, pineapple, mango, tart cherry and lime juices gets a balancing touch of complexity and sophistication with an infusion of basil. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "This tropical guava-cherry punch satisfies both teetotalers and partiers," 27 June 2018 Choose classic margaritas with fresh lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila or flavored margaritas — mango, raspberry, peach or strawberry. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Rooftop tacos and margaritas coming to a new Mexican restaurant in Fall Creek Place," 16 May 2018 Homemade mango, green tea, and ube (sweet yam flavored) ice creams for $3.50. Andrew Marton, star-telegram, "Fast-casual Char'd adds fusion flair to Mansfield's dining scene | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 4 Apr. 2018 Ochoa: It's got pineapple, mango, papaya plus tomato, cilantro, lime and jalapeno. David Sharos, Naperville Sun, "Chef's Choice: Recreating Mexican flavors at Casey's Foods," 29 Mar. 2018

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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 \
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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