/mang"goh/, n., pl. mangoes, mangos.1. the oblong, sweet fruit of a tropical tree, Mangifera indica, of the cashew family, eaten ripe, or preserved or pickled.2. the tree itself.3. Midland U.S. (chiefly the Ohio Valley). a sweet pepper.4. Ornith. any of several large hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax.
* * *Evergreen tree and fruit (Mangifera indica) of the sumac, or cashew, family, one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world.The yellow to orange fruit is juicy, distinctively spicy, and a rich source of vitamins A, C, and D. Mango fruit varies in shape, colour, and size from ovoid to long, from vividly red and yellow to dull green, and from plum-to melon-size. It is used in Theravada Buddhist ceremonies. The long-lived tree reaches 50–60 ft (15–18 m) and has long, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of small, pinkish, fragrant flowers.
* * *▪ Togoformerly Sansanné-mango,town, northern Togo, western Africa, situated on the Oti River near the Kéran National Park. The town served as the principal locale of Savanes until the late 1970s, when Dapango (formerly Dapaong) assumed that position. Mango still functions as a centre for cattle and peanut (groundnut) trade within this sparsely populated area. The town lies on the country's main road going north to the country of Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) and south to Lomé, the national capital. The Anoufo people inhabit Mango and the surrounding area. Pop. (1975 est.) 10,900.
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