Mango bird(Zoöl.), an oriole native of India.Mango fish(Zoöl.), a fish of the Ganges 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 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.

(Man"gold*wur`zel) n. [G.] (Bot.) See Mangel-wurzel.

(Man"go*nel) n. [OF. mangonel, LL. manganellus, manganum, fr. Gr. See Mangle, n.] A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.

(Man"go*nism) n. The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage. [Obs.]

(Man"go*nist) n.

1. One who mangonizes. [Obs.]

2. A slave dealer; also, a strumpet. [Obs.]

(Man"go*nize) v. t. [L. mangonizare, fr. mango a dealer in slaves or wares, to which he tries to give an appearance of greater value by decking them out or furbishing them up.] To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage. [Obs. or R.] B. Jonson.

(Man"go*steen Man"go*stan) n. [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus Garcinia The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.

(Man"grove) n. [Malay manggi- manggi.]

1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aërial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant.

The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and A. tomentosa) have much the same habit.

2. (Zoöl.) The mango fish.

(||Mangue) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The kusimanse.

(Man"gy) a. [Compar. Mangier ; superl. Mangiest.] [F. mangé, p. p. of manger to eat. See Manger.] Infected with the mange; scabby.

(Man*ha"den) n. See Menhaden.

(Man"head) n. Manhood. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Man"hole`) n. A hole through which a man may descend or creep into a drain, sewer, steam boiler, parts of machinery, etc., for cleaning or repairing.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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