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mango

(măng`gō), evergreen tree of the Anacardiaceae (sumacsumac
or sumach
, common name for some members of the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs native chiefly to the tropics but ranging into north temperate regions and characterized by resinous, often acrid, sap.
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 family), native to tropical E Asia and now grown in both hemispheres. The chief species, Mangifera indica, is believed to have been cultivated for about 6,000 years. It was introduced into Brazil by Portuguese colonists. Many horticultural varieties have been developed. The mango tree grows rapidly and may attain a height of 90 ft (27 m) and a spread of 120 ft (37 m). It is densely covered with glossy leaves and bears small, fragrant yellowish or reddish flowers. The fruit, a fleshy drupe, is about 6 in. (15.2 cm) long and has thick greenish to yellowish-red mottled skin, pale yellow to orange-red flesh, and a large seed, the kernel of which is edible when cooked. Mango fruits are luscious, aromatic, and slightly acid. Equivalent in importance to the apple of Europe and N America, they are a vital food source for millions of inhabitants of the tropics. Mangoes are eaten fresh (green or mature), often as a dessert fruit, and are also cooked, dried, and canned. They are used in chutneys, jellies, and jams. The tree is propagated by grafting and budding and to a lesser extent by seed. Mangoes are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Anacardiaceae.
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mango

mango

Very sweet, popular in smoothies. High in prebiotic dietary fiber, magnesium for heart, stress, cramps, spasms, enzymes for digestion, stomach, antioxidant. In cashew (nightshade) family.

mango

[′maŋ·gō]
(botany)
Mangifera indica. A large evergreen tree of the sumac family (Anacardiaceae), native to southeastern Asia, but now cultivated in Africa, tropical America, Florida, and California for its edible fruit, a thick-skinned, yellowish-red, fleshy drupe.

mango

1. a tropical Asian anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Mangifera indica, cultivated in the tropics for its fruit
2. the ovoid edible fruit of this tree, having a smooth rind and sweet juicy orange-yellow flesh

mango

(jargon)
/mang'go/ (Originally in-house jargon at Symbolics) A manager.

Compare mangler. See also devo and doco.

Mango

The code name for Version 7.5 of Windows Phone. See Windows Phone.
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The selection of Mangifera indica (Mango tree) in the study area was in agreement with that given by Mahabal (1990) [22] who divulged the nesting sites of Cattle Egrets to be Tamarind (Tamarindus indica), Mango (Mangifera indica) and some Ficus sp.
3[beta]-Taraxerol is a triterpenoicl isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of the leaves of Mangifera indica (MIEE) and has been reported to possess significant effect on insulin stimulated glucose uptake through P13K dependent activation reported in our earlier work (Sangeetha et al.
Thus, the INCI name for mango butter is Mangifera indica (mango) butter and for evening primrose oil, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil.
Among the species assayed, Argemone mexicana, Cecropia glazioui, Mangifera indica, Persea americana and Tulbaghia violaceae were selected based on their traditional use as antihypertensive and/or diuretics, whereas a chemosystematic approach was adopted for the others.
In Kenya and Tanzania, recent observation showed that the insect attacks 29 host plants from 16 families with mango, Mangifera indica L.
Mangifera indica, commonly known as mango, is consumed worldwide as a fruit, culinary and flavoring agent.
For treatment of fistula, two plants were used, namely Mangifera indica (leaf) and molasses obtained from stem juice of Saccharum officinarum.
These plants included Mangifera indica, Areca catechu, Ananas sativus, Carica papaya, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Phyllanthus emblica, Punica granatum, Musa paradisiaca, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Averrhoa carambola, Citrus aurantiifolia, and Capsicum frutescens.
These plants included Mangifera indica, Coriandrum sativum, Cocos nucifera, Bombax ceiba, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Momordica charantia, Dillenia indica, Phyllanthus emblica, Tamarindus indica, Swertia chirata, Cinnamomum tamala, Punica granatum, Moringa oleifera, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Musa paradisiaca, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Averrhoa carambola, Piper betle, Bambusa bambos, Zizyphus mauritiana, Aegle marmelos, Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus grandis, Citrus macroptera, Manilkara achras, Camellia sinensis, and Curcuma longa.