mango

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noun man·go \ˈmaŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of mango

plural

mangoes

also

mangos

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  sweet pepper

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Origin and Etymology of mango

Portuguese manga, probably from Malayalam māṅṅa


First Known Use: 1582


MANGO Defined for English Language Learners

mango

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Definition of mango for English Language Learners

  • : a juicy tropical fruit that has firm yellow and red skin and a hard seed at its center


MANGO Defined for Kids

mango

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noun man·go \ˈmaŋ-gō\

Definition of mango for Students

plural

mangoes

or

mangos

  1. :  a tropical fruit with yellowish red skin and juicy mildly tart yellow flesh



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