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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mango  \Man"go\,  n.;  pl  {Mangoes}.  [Pg.  manga,  fr  Tamil 
  1.  The  fruit  of  the  mango  tree.  It  is  rather  larger  than  an 
  apple,  and  of  an  ovoid  shape.  Some  varieties  are  fleshy 
  and  luscious,  and  others  tough  and  tasting  of  turpentine. 
  The  green  fruit  is  pickled  for  market. 
  2.  A  green  muskmelon  stuffed  and  pickled. 
  {Mango  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  oriole  ({Oriolus  kundoo}),  native 
  of  India. 
  {Mango  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  of  the  Ganges  ({Polynemus 
  risua}),  highly  esteemed  for  food.  It  has  several  long, 
  slender  filaments  below  the  pectoral  fins.  It  appears 
  about  the  same  time  with  the  mango  fruit,  in  April  and 
  May  whence  the  name 
  {Mango  tree}  (Bot.),  an  East  Indian  tree  of  the  genus 
  {Mangifera}  ({M.  Indica}),  related  to  the  cashew  and  the 
  sumac.  It  grows  to  a  large  size,  and  produces  the  mango  of 
  commerce.  It  is  now  cultivated  in  tropical  America. 

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