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[mang-goh] /ˈmæŋ goʊ/
noun, plural mangoes, mangos.
the oblong, sweet fruit of a tropical tree, Mangifera indica, of the cashew family, eaten ripe, or preserved or pickled.
the tree itself.
Midland U.S. (chiefly the Ohio Valley). a sweet pepper.
Ornithology. any of several large hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.
Origin of mango
1575-85; < Portuguese manga, probably < Malayalam māṅṅa Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for mango
  • Dawn mists cling to the leaves of ginger and mango trees erupting out of a tangle of ferns, rattan and yam vines.
  • The don't-miss dessert: a mango sticky rice crepe drenched in chocolate sauce.
  • The mango-red-chili-pepper pebbles might be the spiciest thing calling itself candy these days.
  • His family's sprawling block house stood in a quiet field of mango and banana trees.
  • It was smothered with goat cheese and mango chutney.
  • Also on the ballot were tangerine, green apple and mango melon.
  • The rolls were cut on the diagonal and placed upright on a platter drizzled with mango and lobster sauces.
  • Diced mango or shredded coconut would not be objectionable, nor would a chutney or tart apple or sliced banana or yellow raisins.
  • mango imaging, descriptions for evaluation of color and size.
  • mango fruit are harvested green and ripen during shipping and storage.
British Dictionary definitions for mango


noun (pl) -goes, -gos
a tropical Asian anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Mangifera indica, cultivated in the tropics for its fruit
the ovoid edible fruit of this tree, having a smooth rind and sweet juicy orange-yellow flesh
Word Origin
C16: via Portuguese from Malay mangā, from Tamil mānkāy from mān mango tree + kāy fruit
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Word Origin and History for mango

1580s, from Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil mankay, from man "mango tree" + kay "fruit." Mango trees were brought from Timor to British gardens in Jamaica and St. Vincent 1793 by Capt. Bligh on his second voyage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mango in Technology

/mang'go/ (Originally in-house jargon at Symbolics) A manager.
Compare mangler. See also devo and doco.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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