One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A fleshy, oval, yellowish-red tropical fruit that is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys.
- ‘Coffee, cotton, peanuts, mangoes, citrus fruits, and sugarcane are other important crops.’
- ‘I picked up some fruits on my way home, so I now have at my disposal apricots, peaches, nectarines, lychee fruit, a mango, and assorted berries.’
- ‘A fresh mango will give slightly to the touch, but stay away from very soft or bruised fruit.’
- ‘The most commonly eaten fruits are mangoes, bananas, grapefruit, papayas, and oranges.’
- ‘For instance, large number of watermelons, mangoes and other summer fruits began appearing on handcarts in residential colonies and markets.’
- ‘Known as the queen of tropical fruits, the mango is probably the best loved tropical fruit worldwide.’
- ‘On the other hand, green mangos are popular in many dishes from India, Thailand, and Malaysia.’
- ‘Export of mangoes had been restricted earlier by the United States because of pest-risk.’
- ‘Pickled vegetables and fruits like lemons or mangoes are popular accompaniments to meals.’
- ‘Unlike mangoes and other tropical fruits, a diverse community of fig trees provides food year - round.’
- ‘When ripe mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and other related Carotenoids.’
- ‘I chop up whatever fruits and vegetables I have available and make a delicious salad including my favourite garbanzo beans and mangoes.’
- ‘Now, those industries have gone and globalisation means that we can buy sun-drenched pineapples, mangoes and passion fruit in the middle of winter.’
- ‘Among the island's abundant fruits are bananas, mangos, breadfruit, guavas, plumrose, coconuts, passion fruits, and pineapples.’
- ‘Fruits markets are depending on fruits like pineapple and mangoes supplied locally and there has been a complete shortage of grapes, oranges and apples.’
- ‘The ripe mango is golden yellow in colour and it did look appealing on a silk sari.’
- ‘Ripe mangoes are eaten for dessert while pickles and chutney are prepared from unripe fruit.’
- ‘You can use almost any fruit you like, but ripe mangoes, apricots and peaches all work particularly well.’
- ‘To serve, arrange the red fingerling bananas, blackberries, raspberries, dehydrated mangoes, and Brazil nuts on a large plate.’
- ‘In many parts of the world mangoes aren't exported much, because the locals eat them all.’
2The evergreen Indian tree of the cashew family that bears the mango, widely cultivated in the tropics.
Mangifera indica, family Anacardiaceae; many local varieties
- ‘They saw a cat asleep atop a branch of a mango tree.’
- ‘One sunny afternoon, Agueda took a stroll down her backyard, and noticed a familiar young man sitting under a mango tree.’
- ‘Do you know of any properties or smallholdings, anywhere, with groves of mango trees for sale?’
- ‘He rose, said farewell to the mango tree and the pleasure garden.’
- ‘There was also a new type of wasp building a nest in the mango tree.’
- ‘Although the mango tree did not originate in this part of the world, St Lucia now boasts many varieties.’
- ‘While some mango trees take up to five years to fruit, others start fruiting very young.’
- ‘Ada and another old lady are sitting on the ground under the mango tree.’
- ‘I have a mango tree that's been in the ground two years.’
- ‘A homeowner who plants a mango tree does so with the expectation that mangoes will be reaped.’
- ‘A few men were having their afternoon siesta under the mango tree.’
- ‘She was kneeling under our mango tree drying out some wheat.’
- ‘The over-grown mango tree still looked good and strong.’
- ‘Last year we featured a gardener who was enjoying summer fruit from a mango tree in his garden.’
- ‘They feel it when they walk by her mango tree or when they admire the colorful Haitian art she loved and used to decorate all of the hospital's buildings.’
- ‘I grabbed a mango tree when the tidal wave tried to sweep me away.’
- ‘On August 29 I trimmed the upper branches of a mango tree in my backyard.’
- ‘Canice tugs at a rope tied to the root of a riverside mango tree and pulls in a cylindric handmade bamboo trap.’
- ‘A squirrel scrambles up the thick, twisted trunk of a mango tree.’
- ‘If growing a mango tree from seed, it should be planted with the rounded end facing upwards and be placed just below the surface of the soil.’
3A tropical American hummingbird that typically has green plumage with purple feathers on the wings, tail, or head.
Genus Anthracothorax, family Trochilidae: several species, e.g., the Jamaican mango (A. mango), which has a dark bronze-green back, purple head, and black underside
- ‘Among these are the dark green Jamaican mango and the red- and black-billed streamertail hummingbirds.’
Late 16th century: from Portuguese manga, from a Dravidian language.
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