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 That means coquito pancakes, guava cream cheese drizzle on the French toast and bottomless bubbles options that include guava and mango. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Best Brunch: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards," 26 Feb. 2021 Seeds from the ogbono, a type of African tree that bears mango-like fruit, lend this hearty soup its distinctively nutty flavor while sauteed greens provide vegetal balance. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Houston's best takes on chicken soup for your post-freeze soul," 23 Feb. 2021 The menu includes drinks such as a Rum Punch made with pineapple, mango and fresh fruits, a hot Butter Cookie Coffee using Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and the frozen Lava Flow made with coconut and strawberries. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week," 21 Feb. 2021 If plain ol’ Maine isn’t jazzy enough for you, Masshole will dress up your lobster roll with cilantro and jalapeño for the St. Anthony ($22 with chips) or mango and hot Scotch bonnet pepper for the Island Breeze ($22 with chips). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Lobster rolls at San Antonio food truck Masshole are so good they sell out in a couple of hours," 12 Feb. 2021 Each window on the house has silhouettes whipping up a different Jazz Fest staple, including mango freezes, cochon de lait po-boys, crawfish Monica and crawfish bread. Kaylee Poche,, "Krewe of House Floats leads to a Carnival miracle — in the form of crawfish bread," 2 Feb. 2021 According to the restaurant’s website, there are more than 50 signature cheesecakes available, with flavors like pineapple upside-down, salted caramel and mango key lime. Matt Wake |, al, "Cheesecake Factory to open Huntsville location," 21 Jan. 2021 Its formula has moisturizing mango butter and coconut oil, and natural sugars to exfoliate any dry, flakiness away. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Ulta Beauty's Love Your Skin Event Is Here, and the Deals Are So Good," 5 Jan. 2021 And it's made by collecting the urine of cows fed only on mango leaves. Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, "Episode 7: An Accidental Case of the Blues," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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1 Mar 2021

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“Mango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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