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mango

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

1575–85; <Portuguese manga, probably <Malayalam māṅṅa
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British Dictionary definitions for mango

mango
/ (ˈmæŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -goes or -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 for mango

C16: via Portuguese from Malay mangā, from Tamil mānkāy from mān mango tree + kāy fruit
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