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

Examples of mango in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also citrus fruit notes of lemon and orange along with tropical fruit notes of melon and mango. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said this week the Culture Ministry is considering registering mango sticky rice on UNESCO's cultural heritage list, local media TPBS reported. CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Ripe jackfruit can be eaten like mango: Spoon it over sticky rice, blend it into a smoothie, or mix it into yogurt for a healthy, sweet flavoring. Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia, and combines flavors like mango and rose in blended beverages. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 The array was based on the couples’ favorite flavors and ingredients: chocolate, banana, butterscotch, passion fruit, vanilla, key lime, orange, and mango. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 On the day of my visit, the carpaccio of tuna, with mango and ginger, was a standout. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2022 Ambrosial Pineapple Lavender Martini with savory Acapulco Sunset or zero-proof Tropical Hurricane with prickly pear, mango and rosemary. Robin Soslow, Chron, 25 Apr. 2022 Three flavors of White Claw Hard Seltzer: black cherry, mango and watermelon. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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12 May 2022

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“Mango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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