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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mango \Man"go\, noun; pl. {Mangoes}. [Pg. manga, fr. Tamil m[=a]nk[=a]y.]

1. 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.

2. A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.

{Mango bird} (Zool.), an oriole ({Oriolus kundoo}), native of India.

{Mango fish} (Zool.), 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.

{Mango tree} (Bot.), an .

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

mango tree \mango tree\ n. An East Indian tree of the genus {Mangifera} ({Mangifera Indica}), related to the cashew and the sumac. It grows to a large size, and produces a large oval smooth-skinned fruit which is the {mango} of commerce. It is now cultivated in tropical America. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mango

noun

1: large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit [syn: {mango}, {mango tree}, {Mangifera indica}]

2: large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed


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