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mango

[mang-goh]
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noun, plural man·goes, man·gos.
  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.
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Origin of mango

1575–85; < Portuguese manga, probably < Malayalam māṅṅa
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mango

noun plural -goes or -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
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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

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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