- 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.
Origin of flamingo
Examples from the Web for flamingo
The sex symbol and ‘Flamingo Road’ star knows more about Syria and science than you do—and she can handle herself in war zones.Morgan Fairchild: Badass Foreign Policy Wonk
October 20, 2014
Marie Osmond, who performs at the Flamingo with her brother Donny, describes what it was like trick-or-treating last Halloween.Can Celine Dion Save Vegas?
Tony Doukopil, Ramin Setoodeh
March 13, 2011
The messenger boy, too, stopped to stare at the Tasmanian flamingo.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
The flamingo, in large flocks, visits the New World as well as the Old.The Western World
"I've got one I wouldn't sell for $1,000," said the Flamingo.
"It doesn't pay to associate with conductors," said the Flamingo.
"Then hurry and climb up on my shoulders here," the Flamingo cried.
- any large wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae, having a pink-and-red plumage and downward-bent bill and inhabiting brackish lakes: order Ciconiiformes
- a reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)flamingo gloves
Word Origin and History for flamingo
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."