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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Its flavors, as tasted Wednesday from a 750-milliliter bottle, are tropical-fruit-forward (think pineapple, mango) with a smooth intermingling of rum barrel and just a little boozy heat. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Founders goes tropical with new tiki-inspired beer aged in rum barrels," 21 June 2018 Users can pick from a seemingly endless selection of juice flavors, ranging from cotton candy to skittles and mango. Emilie Ikeda, Fox News, "E-cigarettes ubiquitous at schools despite all efforts: 'You won't find a kid in Georgia who hasn't vaped before'," 7 June 2018 Got to meet @arianagrande who cool as frozen mangos! Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson: See Their Cutest Moments," 4 June 2018 Place the remaining chunks of pineapple and mango on grill until nice and charred. Caron Golden,, "Grilling: not just a man's world," 21 May 2018 Some proceeds from this mango-pineapple-vanilla milkshake IPA’s sales benefit the Sacramento Zoo’s work with black-and-white ruffled lemurs. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "These 15 Sacramento-area beers have the cleverest names of any released in 2018," 12 July 2018 The numerous Indian grocery stores in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale also carry mangoes from India. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 The Instagram-famous chimp loves eating mangoes, playing with his golden tabby friend Sara, bath time and snacks. CBS News, "Limbani the chimpanzee greets former caregivers with warm embrace," 3 July 2018 Picture red tomatoes, green snow peas and orange mango. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Freestyle Poké: 5 things to know about River Market's popular Hawaiian-style cafe," 2 July 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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