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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

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.
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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.
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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
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mango

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

Compare mangler. See also devo and doco.
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The code name for Version 7.5 of Windows Phone. See Windows Phone.
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ISLAMABAD -- Tunisian Ambassador Adel Elarbi Tuesday said signing of a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Pakistan would ensure supply of Pakistani mangoes to his country to meet the demands of its people.
Expressing appreciation to the organizers for holding the exhibition, he said that Pakistani mango is considered as one of the best in the world and added that such events will also help in cementing the people to people bond between Pakistan and China.
The horticulture experts observed that a substantial decline in mango production in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Punjab was expected this year.
He said the cultivated area of mango in the country was 412,500 acres with an annual production of 1.735 million tons while 70 per cent mango was being produced in Punjab only.
'Mango is grown on about 412,500 acres of land in Pakistan with an annual production of 1.735m tons.
Speaking to the press at Al Falaj Hotel, M Asif Rasheed, COO of Cargo Express said, 'Pakistan has over thousand varieties of mangoes and only a few varieties reach Oman.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is eyeing an export target of 100,000 metric tonnes of mangoes this year in return for $80 million in foreign exchange.
Similarly, the ambassadors also used to visit Mango orchards for recreational purpose, which was important to promote agriculture tourism in the region.
Go Mango introduces thee new mango treats: the Mango Milk with Brown Sugar Boba, Mango Cheesecake, and Mango Chocnut Cream.
Mango farmers around Jingmian Reservoir have formed self-marketing groups, and the "fruit of the sun' they have cultivated over the decades has earned its high reputation.
Sharon Garin of said she filed House Bill 3538 or the Philippine Mango Development Act, which, she said, the House Committee on Agriculture failed to approve.
The agency's Metro Mango program - a series of selling events meant to reduce the surplus of 2 million kilos of mango in the country - proved to be a sweet endeavor, with hundreds of consumers and government employees lining up to buy.