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mango

[mang-goh] /ˈmæŋ goʊ/
noun, plural mangoes, mangos.
1.
the oblong, sweet fruit of a tropical tree, Mangifera indica, of the cashew family, eaten ripe, or preserved or pickled.
2.
the tree itself.
3.
Midland U.S. (chiefly the Ohio Valley). a sweet pepper.
4.
Ornithology. any of several large hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Portuguese manga, probably < Malayalam māṅṅa
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British Dictionary definitions for man-goes

mango

/ˈmæŋɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -goes, -gos
1.
a tropical Asian anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Mangifera indica, cultivated in the tropics for its fruit
2.
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 man-goes

mango

n.

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.

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