noun, plural fla·min·gos, fla·min·goes.
- flaming sword,
- flaminian way,
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.
Marie Osmond, who performs at the Flamingo with her brother Donny, describes what it was like trick-or-treating last Halloween.
The boats were cast adrift, as the crews were too exhausted to hoist them in, and the Flamingo's nose was turned toward Liverpool.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
After a moment' pause she continued: "He told you all about the race which Flamingo lost, and about that letter."You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Thus the flamingo when feeding assumes the position it would adopt when about to stand on its head!Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
The American flamingo, with his gorgeous scarlet feathers, is a superb fellow.
It was plain that the Flamingo was thinking of a ship as another and more mysterious bird.The Trail Book|Mary Austin
noun plural -gos or -goes
- a reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)flamingo gloves
Word Origin 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."