pl. -·gos· or -·goes·
any of an order (Phoenicopteriformes) of large, tropical birds with long legs, webbed feet, long necks, downward-curving beaks, and bright pink or red feathers
Origin of flamingoPortuguese flamingo ; from Spanish flamenco, literally , Flemish (see flamenco): associated, association with flama, flame, because of its color
nounpl. fla·min·gos or fla·min·goes
- Any of several large wading birds of the family Phoenicopteridae, primarily of tropical regions, having reddish or pinkish plumage, long legs, a long flexible neck, and a bill turned downward at the tip.
- A moderate reddish orange.
Origin of flamingoPortuguese flamengo or Spanish flamenco, both probably from Old Provençal flamenc, from flama, flame, from Latin flamma; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural flamingos or flamingoes)
- Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.