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What’s the Plural of Mango? Mangos or Mangoes?

Singular nouns that end in -o (like mango) normally add s/es to show a plural, like mangos or mangoes.



What’s the plural of “mango”?

Mangoes (plural) in sentence examples.

The consensus is that both mangos and mangoes are correct, though mangoes is the preferred plural. Technically, either works, so choose your mango and stick to it!



What are mangoes?

A mango is defined in the dictionary as:

a tropical usually large ovoid or oblong fruit with a firm yellowish-red skin, hard central stone, and juicy aromatic pulp.

Nouns that end in “-o” / “-es” or “-s”

See the following nouns that end in –o and add -s/-es to switch to plural:


singular nouns ending in “-o”plural “-es” / “-s”
tomatotomatoes
mangomangos or mangoes
potatopotatoes
heroheroes
volcanovolcanos or volcanoes



Examples of “mango” in sentences

1. So if you crave something sweet, try its opulent fruit salad loaded with kiwi, mango, pineapple, grapes and strawberries or tinned lychees.

2. Fill meringue nests by first adding some chopped mango, then a dollop of passion fruit cream, finishing off with more chopped mango.

3. Having said that, the mango is well known for its medicinal properties, both in unripe and ripe states.

4. Decorate it with sliced mango and this will not only look gorgeous, it will taste like a tropical fruit cocktail.

5. Snacks include fruits such as banana, mango, and jackfruit, as well as puffed rice and small fried food items.

Examples of “mangoes” in sentences

1. With technological advancements, mangoes are processed into juice, nectar, squash, pulp, jam, and what not.

2. Staples of the diet remain taro, breadfruit, bananas, coconuts, papayas, mangoes, some chicken, pork, canned corned beef and seafood.

3. I would like to obtain dwarf fruit plants such as papayas of Thai origin, mangoes and strawberries.

4. Fruits are plentiful, including mangoes, melons, oranges, bananas, and pineapples.

5. The mangoes that my parents had picked from outside their window had ripened inside the rice drum.

Origin of the word mango

From etymonline on mango:

1580s, “fruit of the mango-tree,” which is extensively cultivated in India and other tropical countries, from Portuguese manga.

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Sources

  1. Definition of mango.
  2. Origin of mango.
  3. Sentence examples of mango/mangoes.


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