Mango vs Duck - What's the difference?

mango | duck |

As a noun mango

is mango.

As a proper noun duck is




(wikipedia mango) (Mangifera indica) (Cucumis melo) (Anthracothorax)


  • (botany) A tropical Asian fruit tree, .
  • The fruit of the mango tree.
  • * 1738 , October–November, (Hans Sloan), Philosophical Transactions , volume 40, number 450, “VI. his Answer to the Marquis de Caumont's Letter, concerning this Stone”, translated from the Latin by (Thomas Stack), (Royal Society) (1741), page 376:
  • And I have one [bezoar] form'd round the Stone of that great Plum, which comes pickled from thence, and is called Mango .
  • A pickled vegetable or fruit with a spicy stuffing; a vegetable or fruit which has been .
  • * 2004 , Elizabeth E. Lea, William Woys Weaver, A Quaker Woman's Cookbook: The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea , page 335
  • In Pennsylvania and western Maryland, mangoes were generally made with green bell peppers.
  • A green bell pepper suitable for pickling.
  • * 1879 , Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture, Agriculture of Pennsylvania , Page 222
  • Mango peppers by the dozen, if owned by the careful housewife, would gladden the appetite or disposition of any epicure or scold.
  • * 1896 , Ohio State Board of Agriculture, Annual Report , Page 154
  • Best mango peppers
  • * {{quote-news, 1943, August 9, Mary Adgate, Stuffed Mangoes, The Lima News, city=Lima, Ohio, page=5 citation
  • , passage=Cut tops from mangoes ; remove seeds.}}
  • * 2000 , Allan A. Metcalf, How We Talk: American Regional English Today , page 41
  • Finally, although both the South and North Midlands are not known for their tropical climate, that's where mangoes grow. These aren't the tropical fruit, though, but what are elsewhere called green peppers.
  • A type of muskmelon, Cucumis melo .
  • Any of various hummingbirds of the genus Anthracothorax .
  • (colour) A yellow-orange color, like that of mango flesh.
  • Verb

  • (uncommon) To stuff and pickle (a fruit).
  • * 1870 , Hannah Mary Peterson, The Young Wife's Cook Book , page 444:
  • Although any melon may be used before it is quite ripe, yet there is a particular sort for this purpose, which the gardeners know, and should be mangoed soon after they are gathered.
  • * 1989 , William Woys Weaver, America eats: forms of edible folk art :
  • In an effort to reproduce the pickle, English cooks took to "mangoing " all sorts of substitutes, from cucumbers to unripe peaches. Americans, however, preferred baby musk melons, or, in areas where they did not grow well, bell peppers.
  • * 2008 , Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld, Pickles To Relish (ISBN 1589804899), page 66:
  • For this cookbook, I made mangoed peppers that were not stuffed with cabbage, but stuffed with green and red tomatoes and onions.


    * (bell peppers) The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  • To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.
  • * Fielding
  • Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub.
  • To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.
  • * Dryden
  • In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day.
  • To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • To bow.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The learned pate / Ducks to the golden fool.
  • To evade doing something.
  • To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.
  • * 2007 , Alexander U. Case, Sound FX: unlocking the creative potential of recording studio effects (page 183)
  • The music is ducked under the voice.
    * (to lower the head) duck down * (to lower into the water) dip, dunk * (to lower in order to prevent it from being struck by something) dip
    Derived terms
    * duck and cover * duck out

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) ducke, dukke, doke, dokke, douke, duke, from (etyl) duce, .


  • An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
  • Specifically'', an adult female duck; ''contrasted with'' drake ''and with duckling.
  • (uncountable) The flesh of a duck used as food.
  • (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
  • (slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
  • A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space.
  • A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.
  • A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.
  • * 2007 , Cynthia Blair, "It Happened on Long Island: 1988—Suffolk County Adopts the Big Duck," , 21 Feb.:
  • The Big Duck has influenced the world of architecture; any building that is shaped like its product is called a ‘duck ’.
  • A marble to be shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games.
  • (US) A cairn used to mark a trail.
  • Hyponyms
    * (bird) Anas platyrhynchos (domesticus), Mallard-derived domestic breeds, including Pekin, Rouen, Campbell, Call, Runner; Cairina moschata, Muscovy duck
    Derived terms
    * break one’s duck, break the duck * Burdekin duck * dabbling duck * decoy duck * diving duck * duck-arsed * duckbill * duck-billed * duckboard * duck-footed * duckling * duckness * ducks and drakes * ducks on the pond * hunt where the ducks are * lame duck * Lord love a duck * odd duck * Peking duck * rubber duck * * shelduck * sitting duck * take to something like a duck to water

    See also

    * anatine * drake * goose * quack * swan * waterfowl


    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) doek, from (etyl) doeck, .

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) (Scotland)


    (en noun)
  • A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
  • * 1912 , , "The Woman At The Store", from Selected Short Stories :
  • He was dressed in a Jaeger vest—a pair of blue duck trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
  • Trousers made of such material.
  • *1918 , (Rebecca West), The Return of the Soldier , Virago 2014, p. 56:
  • *:And they would go up and find old Allington, in white ducks , standing in the fringe of long grasses and cow-parsley on the other edge of the island […].
  • Etymology 4

    (central England). From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A term of endearment; pet; darling.
  • And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck (William Shakespeare - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act 2, Scene 3).
  • Dear, mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
  • Ay up duck , ow'a'tha?


    * See

    Derived terms

    * ay up me duck