nounpl. mangoes or mangos
- a yellow-red, oblong tropical fruit with thick rind, somewhat acid and juicy pulp, and a hard stone: it is eaten when ripe, or preserved or pickled when unripe
- the tropical, evergreen, Asiatic tree (Mangifera indica) of the cashew family on which it grows
Origin of mangoPortuguese manga ; from Malay maṅga ; from Tamil mān-kāy ; from mān, mango tree + kāy, fruit
nounpl. man·goes or man·gos
- a. A tropical evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) native to Asia, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.b. The oval fruit of this tree, having a smooth rind, sweet juicy flesh, and a flat one-seeded stone, and eaten ripe or pickled when green.
- Chiefly North Midland US A bell pepper, especially a green one.
Origin of mangoFrom Portuguese manga, fruit of the mango tree, from Malayalam mā&ndot;&ndot;a or a kindred Dravidian source; akin to Tamil mā, mānti, māti.
(plural mangoes or mangos)
- (botany) A tropical Asian fruit tree, Mangifera indica.
- The fruit of the mango tree.
- A pickled vegetable or fruit with a spicy stuffing; a vegetable or fruit which has been mangoed.
- (US, chiefly southern Midwest, dated) A green bell pepper suitable for pickling.
- A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo.
- Any of various hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax. (Also often capitalized: Mango)
(third-person singular simple present mangoes, present participle mangoing, simple past and past participle mangoed)
- (uncommon) To stuff and pickle (a fruit).
- Any of various species of hummingbird of the genus Anthracothorax, such as the Jamaican mango.