Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) native to Asia, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Chiefly North Midland US A bell pepper, especially a green one.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.
  • noun (Zoöl.) an oriole (Oriolus kundoo), native of India.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a fish of the Ganges (Polynemus risua), highly esteemed for food. It has several long, slender filaments below the pectoral fins. It appears about the same time with the mango fruit, in April and May, whence the name.
  • noun (Bot.) an .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Portuguese manga, fruit of the mango tree, from Malayalam māṅṅa or a kindred Dravidian source; akin to Tamil , mānti, māti.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (mā, "mango species") + காய் (kāy, "unripe fruit").

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  • mujer guapa, hombre guapo

    beautiful woman, handsome man

    April 16, 2009

  • 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

  • Another fruity name for a strain of medicinal marijuana.

    January 15, 2010

  • 4. A green bell pepper suitable for pickling

    5. A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo.

    November 29, 2011