Flamingo



[fluh-ming-goh] /fləˈmɪŋ goʊ/

noun, plural flamingos, flamingoes.
1.
any of several aquatic birds of the family Phoenicopteridae, having very long legs and neck, webbed feet, a bill bent downward at the tip, and pinkish to scarlet plumage.
/fləˈmɪŋɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -gos, -goes
1.
any large wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae, having a pink-and-red plumage and downward-bent bill and inhabiting brackish lakes: order Ciconiiformes
2.

n.

1560s, from Portuguese flamengo, Spanish flamengo, literally “flame-colored” (cf. Greek phoinikopteros “flamingo,” literally “red-feathered”), from Provençal flamenc, from flama “flame” (see flame (n.)) + Germanic suffix -enc “-ing, belonging to.”

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