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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Recent Examples on the Web In Punch, Noah Arenstein explains why this traditional spirit might be flying off the rails, as producers eschew the traditional poultry and instead add ingredients like pineapple and mango and even iguana and snake. Esther Mobley,, "Yes, restaurant wine lists are confusing, but occasionally they get it right," 23 Jan. 2020 Bud Light Seltzer first hit shelves last week and comes in four flavors, including black cherry, lemon lime, strawberry and mango. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "White Claw dominated seltzer in 2019. Its crown is up for grabs this year," 22 Jan. 2020 Alex Febonio, Galen Hand, and Richard Roy launched NOCA in May and currently make three flavors: watermelon lime, dragon fruit mango, and triple berry. Anissa Gardizy,, "NOCA’s founders see a big market for a ‘healthier’ spiked water," 23 Jan. 2020 The company did the same in Canada on Tuesday, stopping production of its mango, fruit, vanilla and cucumber refill pods. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Juul Scales Back Overseas Expansion," 16 Jan. 2020 The Instagram-friendly confections spot is known for desserts like mango sticky rice bingsoo (Korean snow ice), and a number of matcha lattes and floats. Justin Phillips,, "Kitchen Story, U :Dessert Story, Sweet Maple to open new locations in 2020," 9 Jan. 2020 The rivers burst their banks not long after, flooding the flatland where the coconuts, mangoes, and yams grew, and laying down impermeable clay that made the earth unusable. National Geographic, "Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back—and wins.," 3 Jan. 2020 These normally include bananas, mangoes, peaches, plantains and oranges. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "'A celebration of blackness': Everything you need to know about Kwanzaa in Louisville," 23 Dec. 2019 White Claw's mango, black cherry and natural lime flavors are among the most popular varieties of hard seltzer on the market. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Axe throwing and hard seltzer: Here are 2020's hottest spending trends," 18 Dec. 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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15 Feb 2020

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“Mango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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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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