mango

[mang-goh]
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:
1575–85; < Portuguese manga, probably < Malayalam māṅṅa

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mango (ˈmæŋɡəʊ)
 
n , 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
 
[C16: via Portuguese from Malay mangā, from Tamil mānkāy from mān mango tree + kāy fruit]

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mango
1582, from Port. 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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mango definition

jargon
/mang'go/ (Originally in-house jargon at Symbolics) A manager.
Compare mangler. See also devo and doco.
(1995-03-21)

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Example sentences
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.
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.
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