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 Millie Peartree uses mango to add a welcome sweetness to a standard barbecue side. New York Times, 20 July 2022 In India, the mango is known as the king of fruits. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 18 June 2022 Flavors include raspberry acai, peach mango green tea and more. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2022 Add the pureed mango to the pan and stir to combine. Michael A. Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2022 Contents include a mix of 16 milk and dark chocolates with creative flavors such as potato chip, totally tango mango, and cheeky cheeky churro. Jaimie Potters, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 June 2022 With her hair long and loose down her back, she was shown eating a mango while wearing a red and orange, sequined bikini top and a tiny gold-lamé miniskirt, over which her belly prominently loomed. The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2022 This refreshing, no-cook dessert is all about the mango, showcasing the fruit’s vibrant color, tropical flavor and inherent sweetness, while embellishing it just enough to make for an extra-special treat. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 Turn the mango around and repeat on the opposite side. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Feb. 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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More Definitions for mango


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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