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

Examples of mango in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another delicately dipped coconut cheesecake donuts into a mango and pineapple glaze, to be served at the restaurant Picasso. Brett Martin, Bon Appétit, 8 Nov. 2023 Usually served as an appetizer, this spicy-sweet salad makes splendid use of crunchy and tart unripe mangoes. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 10 Aug. 2023 Basically, the trend—which first went viral when food blogger Frankie Gaw showcased his own version—promises to turn frozen produce like strawberries or mangos into a cold treat similar to snow cones simply by grating them. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 14 Aug. 2023 From fruity flavors like strawberry and mango to more herbal and spicy undertones like peppermint and cinnamon, there is something to suit every preference. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 These days, thousands of mangoes litter on the ground, spilled across field after field, rotting in the blazing Haitian heat--- nurturing the ants and the maggots and the flies instead of the people. Matt Rivers, ABC News, 31 July 2023 Toss 1/2 cup chopped fresh mango with 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour; fold into the batter with the dates. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 There were mangos, guavas, avocados, and more, but the crop that mesmerized me most was the coffee, which my grandfather would dry and roast right in the front yard. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 27 Oct. 2023 This jacket manages to pack up to roughly the size of a mango without looking wrinkled when it’s unfurled. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Portuguese manga, probably from Malayalam māṅṅa

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mango was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Mango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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man·​go ˈmaŋ-gō How to pronounce mango (audio)
plural mangoes also mangos
: a yellowish red tropical fruit with a firm skin, hard central stony seed, and juicy mildly tart pulp
also : an evergreen tree related to the cashew that bears this fruit

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