mango definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Portuguese manga ; from Malay maṅga ; from Tamil mān-kāy ; from mān, mango tree plush kāy, fruit
mango definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. man·goes or man·gos
- a. A tropical Asian evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) cultivated for its edible fruit.b. The ovoid fruit of this tree, having a smooth rind, sweet juicy flesh, and a flat one-seeded stone. It is eaten ripe or pickled when green.
- Any of various types of pickle, especially a pickled stuffed sweet pepper.
Origin: From Portuguese manga, fruit of the mango tree, from Malay manga, from Tamil mānkāy : mān, mango tree + kāy, fruit.