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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical Asian evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Any of various types of pickle, especially a pickled stuffed sweet pepper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tropical Asian fruit tree, Mangifera indica.
  • n. The fruit of the mango tree.
  • n. A pickled vegetable or fruit with a spicy stuffing; a vegetable or fruit which has been mangoed.
  • n. A green bell pepper suitable for pickling.
  • n. A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo.
  • n. Any of various hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax. (Also often capitalized: Mango)
  • v. To stuff and pickle (a fruit).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an ovoid shape. Some varieties are fleshy and luscious, and others tough and tasting of turpentine. The green fruit is pickled for market.
  • n. A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The luscious, slightly acid fruit of the mango-tree, in shape and appearance somewhat resembling the plantain. See Mangifera.
  • n. The tree that produces mangos.
  • n. A small green melon pickled in imitation of pickled mangos.
  • n. A certain humming-bird, Lampornis mango.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed
  • n. large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit

Etymologies

From Portuguese manga, fruit of the mango tree, from Malay manga, from Tamil mānkāy : mān, mango tree + kāy, fruit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (mā, "mango species") + காய் (kāy, "unripe fruit"). (Wiktionary)

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  • 4. A green bell pepper suitable for pickling
    5. A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo.

    November 29, 2011

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    January 15, 2010

  • My grandmother in southeastern Ohio called green bell peppers mangoes; the current (28 Jun 09) Wikipedia entry says "In parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, the fruit bell pepper is called a 'mango.'"

    June 28, 2009

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