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man·go / ˈmang/ • n. (pl. -oes or -os) 1. a fleshy yellowish-red tropical fruit that is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys. 2. (also mango tree) the evergreen Indian tree (Mangifera indica) of the cashew family that bears this fruit, widely cultivated in the tropics. 3. a tropical American hummingbird (genus Anthracothorax) that typically has green plumage with purple feathers on the wings, tail, or head. ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from Portuguese manga, from a Dravidian language.

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mango A fruit, originally of Indo‐Burmese origin and now grown widely throughout the tropics, Mangifera indica. The fruit is ovoid, 3–5 in (75–120 cm) in diameter, with orange‐coloured sweet aromatic flesh surrounding a large central stone. A 150‐g portion (one quarter slice) is a rich source of vitamins C and A (as carotene); a source of copper; supplies 75 kcal (320 kJ).

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mango Evergreen tree native to se Asia, and grown widely in the tropics for its fruit. It has lanceolate leaves, pinkish-white clustered flowers, and yellow-red fruit, which is eaten ripe or preserved when green. Height: to 18m (60ft). Family Anacardiaceae; species Mangifera indica.

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mango XVI (manga, -as). first — Pg. manga (whence modL. mangas), later — Du. mango — Malay manggaTamil māṅkāy.

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mango See MANGIFERA.