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Webster 1913 Edition


Mango

Man′go

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Mangoes
(#)
.
[Pg.
manga
, fr. Tamil
mānkāy
.]
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 .

Webster 1828 Edition


Mango

MAN'GO

,
Noun.
The fruit of the mango tree, a native of the East Indies, of the genus Mangifera. It is brought to us only when pickled. Hence mango is the green fruit of the tree pickled.
1.
A green muskmelon pickled.

Definition 2021


Mango

Mango

See also: mango, mangó, manĝo, and mangō

German

Noun

Mango f (genitive Mango, plural Mangos)

  1. mango (fruit)

Luxembourgish

Etymology

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

Noun

Mango f (plural Mangoen)

  1. mango

mango

mango

See also: Mango, mangó, manĝo, and mangō

English

mangoes (fruit)
Black-throated mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis)

Wikispecies

Wikispecies

Wikispecies

Noun

mango (countable and uncountable, plural mangoes or mangos)

  1. A tropical Asian fruit tree, Mangifera indica.
    • 1980, Bruce Chatwin, The Viceroy of Ouidah, page 146:
      On the hot days, he would lie in the shade of a mango and let little Eugenia clamber over his belly and tug at his beard.
  2. The fruit of the mango tree.
    • 1738, October–November, Hans Sloan, Philosophical Transactions, volume 40, number 450, “VI. his Answer to the Marquis de Caumont's Letter, concerning this Stone”, translated from the Latin by Thomas Stack, Royal Society (1741), page 376:
      And I have one [bezoar] form'd round the Stone of that great Plum, which comes pickled from thence, and is called Mango.
  3. A pickled vegetable or fruit with a spicy stuffing; a vegetable or fruit which has been mangoed.
    • 2004, Elizabeth E. Lea, William Woys Weaver, A Quaker Woman's Cookbook: The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea, page 335:
      In Pennsylvania and western Maryland, mangoes were generally made with green bell peppers.
  4. (US, chiefly southern Midwestern US, dated) A green bell pepper suitable for pickling.
    • 1879, Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture, Agriculture of Pennsylvania, page 222:
      Mango peppers by the dozen, if owned by the careful housewife, would gladden the appetite or disposition of any epicure or scold.
    • 1896, Ohio State Board of Agriculture, Annual Report, page 154:
      Best mango peppers
    • 1943, August 9, “Mary Adgate”, in Stuffed Mangoes, Lima, Ohio, page 5:
      Cut tops from mangoes; remove seeds.
    • 2000, Allan A. Metcalf, How We Talk: American Regional English Today, page 41:
      Finally, although both the South and North Midlands are not known for their tropical climate, that's where mangoes grow. These aren't the tropical fruit, though, but what are elsewhere called green peppers.
  5. A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo.
  6. Any of various hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.
  7. A yellow-orange color, like that of mango flesh.
    mango colour:    

Translations

Verb

mango (third-person singular simple present mangoes, present participle mangoing, simple past and past participle mangoed)

  1. (uncommon) To stuff and pickle (a fruit).
    • 1870, Hannah Mary Peterson, The Young Wife's Cook Book, page 444:
      Although any melon may be used before it is quite ripe, yet there is a particular sort for this purpose, which the gardeners know, and should be mangoed soon after they are gathered.
    • 1989, William Woys Weaver, America eats: forms of edible folk art:
      In an effort to reproduce the pickle, English cooks took to "mangoing" all sorts of substitutes, from cucumbers to unripe peaches. Americans, however, preferred baby musk melons, or, in areas where they did not grow well, bell peppers.
    • 2008, Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld, Pickles To Relish (ISBN 1589804899), page 66:
      For this cookbook, I made mangoed peppers that were not stuffed with cabbage, but stuffed with green and red tomatoes and onions.

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Czech

Etymology

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

Noun

mango n

  1. mango (the fruit of the mango tree)

Derived terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

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

Noun

mango m (plural mango's, diminutive mangootje n)

  1. mango

Esperanto

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanɡo/
  • Hyphenation: man‧go

Noun

mango (accusative singular mangon, plural mangoj, accusative plural mangojn)

  1. mango (fruit)

Derived terms


Finnish

Declension

Inflection of mango (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative mango mangot
genitive mangon mangojen
partitive mangoa mangoja
illative mangoon mangoihin
singular plural
nominative mango mangot
accusative nom. mango mangot
gen. mangon
genitive mangon mangojen
partitive mangoa mangoja
inessive mangossa mangoissa
elative mangosta mangoista
illative mangoon mangoihin
adessive mangolla mangoilla
ablative mangolta mangoilta
allative mangolle mangoille
essive mangona mangoina
translative mangoksi mangoiksi
instructive mangoin
abessive mangotta mangoitta
comitative mangoineen

Etymology 1

Noun

mango

  1. mango (fruit)

Etymology 2

Noun

mango

  1. long-nosed kusimanse, common kusimanse, cusimanse, Crossarchus obscurus
Synonyms

Galician

Etymology 1

Noun

mango m (plural mangos)

  1. handle
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Verb

mango

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of mangar

Hiligaynon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maˈŋɔʔ/

Noun

mangô

  1. (pejorative) Idiot.

Adjective

mangô

  1. Stupid, foolish.

Usage notes

  • The word can sound friendly and affectionate between close people.

See also

  • banihut sutil
  • lipaton
  • manul

Italian

Etymology

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

Noun

mango m (plural manghi)

  1. mango

Anagrams


Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈman.ɡoː/, [ˈmaŋ.ɡoː]

Noun

mangō m (genitive mangōnis); third declension

  1. dealer, monger, esp. of slaves

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mangō mangōnēs
genitive mangōnis mangōnum
dative mangōnī mangōnibus
accusative mangōnem mangōnēs
ablative mangōne mangōnibus
vocative mangō mangōnēs

References


Latvian

Mango (1)
Mango (2)

Etymology

Via other European languages, see etymology at English mango.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [maŋgoː]

Noun

mango m (invariable)

  1. tree of the genus Mangifera with aromatic, sweet fruits
    mango ir viens no tropu svarīgākajiem augļu kokiem ― the mango is one of the most important tropical fruit trees
  2. mango fruit (the fruit of this tree)
    mango ir tropu koku augļi ― the mango is a tropical tree fruit
    mēs pasūtām mango sulu ar ledu ― we ordered mango juice with ice

Polish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmãŋɡɔ]

Noun

mango n (indeclinable)

  1. mango (fruit and tree)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /manɡo/

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin manicus, from Latin manus (hand).

Noun

mango m (plural mangos)

  1. handle (part of an object which is held in the hand)
    • 2011, Estándar de milady: barbero profesional, 5th edition, Milady, page 353:
      Sostenga el mango de la navaja entre los dedos anular y meñique, []
      Hold the razor’s handle between your ring finger and little finger, []

Etymology 2

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

Noun

mango m (plural mangos)

  1. (botany) mango
  2. (Argentina, Uruguay, colloquial) cash, dough (money)

See also

Etymology 3

Verb

mango

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of mangar.