- 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
Examples from the Web for mango
It's a bright, drinkable IPA made with dry American hops giving the nose hints of mango and passion fruit.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Bats that had once lived deep in the forest were now eking out a living on mango trees and near pig farms.Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved
November 12, 2014
Several varieties of banana grow here, and mango season on the island is huge.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic
Jane & Michael Stern
July 13, 2014
Mango Launches Plus-Size Line: Spanish retailer Mango has announced its addition of a plus-size line, Violetta by Mango.Lululemon Founder Resigns; Victoria Beckham's Wedding Tiara Fails to Sell
The Fashion Beast Team
December 10, 2013
As far as question one goes, I had the answer—a vigorous, enthusiastic yes—long before meeting the mango hombre.A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?
Condé Nast Traveler
November 5, 2013
In April they present the first-fruits of the mango harvest.
Mango jelly is also appreciated by Europeans as well as natives.The Philippine Islands
There are plenty of them there in the rivers and mango swamps.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees
The secretary returned to his cigarette under the mango tree.Cabbages and Kings
He then places in this little mound a mango stone and covers the whole with a cloth.Indian Conjuring
L. H. Branson
- 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 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.