Definitions for: Mango


[n] large oval smooth-skinned tropical fruit with juicy aromatic pulp and a large hairy seed
[n] large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval smooth-skinned fruit



Webster (1913) Definition: Man"go, n.; 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 (Zo["o]l.), an oriole (Oriolus kundoo), native
of India.

Mango fish (Zo["o]l.), 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 East Indian tree of the genus
Mangifera (M. Indica), related to the cashew and the
sumac. It grows to a large size, and produces the mango of
commerce. It is now cultivated in tropical America.

Synonyms: Mangifera indica, mango tree

See Also: edible fruit, fruit tree, genus Mangifera, Mangifera, Mangifera indica, mango, mango, mango tree

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