Flamingo meaning

flə-mĭng'gō
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.
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A moderate reddish orange.
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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.
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A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
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A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.

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Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
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Origin of flamingo

  • Portuguese flamengo or Spanish flamenco both probably from Old Provençal flamenc from flama flame from Latin flamma bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo (“flame colored”), from Provençal flama (“flame”).
    From Wiktionary