[ mang-goh ]

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.

  1. Midland U.S. chiefly the Ohio Valley. a sweet pepper.

  2. Ornithology. any of several large hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.

Origin of mango

1575–85; <Portuguese manga, probably <Malayalam māṅṅa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mango in a sentence

  • Summoning a fruit-seller, the bearer led the Gwalior men to the rendezvous named and distributed mangoes amongst them.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • In India everything is shown in the open, and the mangoes lie in baskets piled up one above the other like little hills.

    Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  • And you know that mangoes taste very much like strawberries and cream with sugar on them.

    Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  • When we had reached a mountain of mangoes round the corner of a lane, the monkey jumped off and climbed up to the top of the pile.

    Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  • Cuco come out in his boat, putting it under the ship's side, and crying up to us to buy his mangoes.

    The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton

British Dictionary definitions for mango


/ (ˈmæŋɡəʊ) /

nounplural -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

Origin of mango

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

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