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flamingo

[ fluh-ming-goh ]
/ fləˈmɪŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural fla·min·gos, fla·min·goes.
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.
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Origin of flamingo

1555–65; compare Portuguese flamengo,Spanish flamenco literally, Fleming (cf. flamenco); apparently originally a jocular name, from the conventional Romance image of the Flemish as ruddy-complexioned
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British Dictionary definitions for flamingo

flamingo
/ (fləˈmɪŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos or -goes
any large wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae, having a pink-and-red plumage and downward-bent bill and inhabiting brackish lakes: order Ciconiiformes
  1. a reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective)flamingo gloves

Word Origin for flamingo

C16: from Portuguese flamengo, from Provençal flamenc, from Latin flamma flame + Germanic suffix -ing denoting descent from or membership of; compare -ing ³
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