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[mang-goh] /ˈmæŋ goʊ/

noun, plural mangoes, mangos.
the oblong, sweet fruit of a tropical tree, Mangifera indica, of the cashew family, eaten ripe, or preserved or pickled.
the tree itself.
Midland U.S. chiefly the Ohio Valley. a sweet pepper.
Ornithology. any of several large hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.
noun (pl) -goes, -gos
a tropical Asian anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Mangifera indica, cultivated in the tropics for its fruit
the ovoid edible fruit of this tree, having a smooth rind and sweet juicy orange-yellow flesh

1580s, from Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil mankay, from man “mango tree” + kay “fruit.” Mango trees were brought from Timor to British gardens in Jamaica and St. Vincent 1793 by Capt. Bligh on his second voyage.

/mang’go/ (Originally in-house jargon at Symbolics) A manager.
Compare mangler. See also devo and doco.


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