mango

noun
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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And all include enriching butters such as mango seed butter, cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and, of course, Oribe’s signature complex that goes into every product: watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet the Natural Hair Guru Who Helped Oribe Launch Products For Textured Tresses," 4 Apr. 2019 The briny aroma does dissipate after a few minutes, allowing scents of ripe mango and grass to come through. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "‘Grass-to-Glass’ Rums: What You Need to Know," 3 Aug. 2018 Bats would drop pieces of mango into the pens, and the pigs would grab them. Maggie Fox /, NBC News, "What is Nipah virus?," 22 May 2018 Drinks shown in advertisements being consumed by impossibly fit athletes and named for fruits like mango, kiwi, and blackberry are aggressively marketed to teens. Mari A. Schaefer, chicagotribune.com, "Teens are drinking more sports drinks. Experts say that's not a good thing.," 11 May 2018 The probing attacks turned serious on Friday afternoon, when al-Shabaab fighters launched a mortar barrage from behind a screen of mango trees on the far side of the river. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "America’s Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia," 17 Jan. 2019 On top of the berries and cream base layer is a rush of pungent flowers (tropical frangipani and ylang-ylang) and, finally, a sticky gloss of mango pulp. New York Times, "This Summer, Smell Like Fruit Salad," 2 July 2018 Stay away from mangoes with noticeable problem areas. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Pick the Best Mango Every Time," 19 Aug. 2018 The cauliflower worked perfectly in the smoothie because its mild flavor was easily overpowered by the mango and the orange juice. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make a Smoothie Without a Recipe," 2 Jan. 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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mango

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mango

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

mango

noun
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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