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fla·min·go

 (flə-mĭng′gō)
n. pl. fla·min·gos or fla·min·goes
1. 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.
2. A moderate reddish orange.

[Portuguese flamengo or Spanish flamenco, both probably from Old Provençal flamenc, from flama, flame, from Latin flamma; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

flamingo

(fləˈmɪŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos or -goes
1. (Animals) any large wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae, having a pink-and-red plumage and downward-bent bill and inhabiting brackish lakes: order Ciconiiformes
2. (Colours)
a. a reddish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): flamingo gloves.
[C16: from Portuguese flamengo, from Provençal flamenc, from Latin flamma flame + Germanic suffix -ing denoting descent from or membership of; compare -ing3]

fla•min•go

(fləˈmɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos, -goes.
any of several wading birds comprising the family Phoenicopteridae, having webbed feet, a bill bent downward at the tip, and pinkish to scarlet plumage.
[1555–65; compare Portuguese. flamengo, Sp flamenco literally, Fleming1 (compare flamenco); appar. orig. a jocular name, from the conventional Romance image of the Flemish as ruddy-complexioned]

fla·min·go

(flə-mĭng′gō)
Any of several large tropical wading birds having reddish or pinkish plumage, long legs, and a long flexible neck. Flamingoes feed by scooping up water with their heads upside down and filtering the water through tissues in their large bills.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flamingo - large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent billflamingo - large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Translations
بَشَرُوشطائِر الفلامنكو
plameňák
flamingo
flamingo
flamingo
flamingó
flamingói, flæmingi
フラミンゴ
플라밍고
flamingas
flamings
plameniak
flamingo
นกฟลามิงโก
chim hồng hạc

flamingo

[fləˈmɪŋgəʊ] N (flamingos or flamingoes (pl)) → flamenco m

flamingo

[fləˈmɪŋgəʊ] nflamant m (rose)

flamingo

n pl <-(e)s> → Flamingo m

flamingo

[fləˈmɪŋgəʊ] nfenicottero

flamingo

nounplural flaˈmingo(e)s (fləˈmiŋgəu)
a type of long-legged wading bird, pink or bright red in colour.

flamingo

بَشَرُوش plameňák flamingo Flamingo φλαμίνγκο flamenco flamingo flamant rose flamingo fenicottero フラミンゴ 플라밍고 flamingo flamingo flaming flamingo фламинго flamingo นกฟลามิงโก flamingo chim hồng hạc 火烈鸟
References in classic literature ?
In another minute the whole head appeared, and then Alice put down her flamingo, and began an account of the game, feeling very glad she had someone to listen to her.
The hedgehog was engaged in a fight with another hedgehog, which seemed to Alice an excellent opportunity for croqueting one of them with the other: the only difficulty was, that her flamingo was gone across to the other side of the garden, where Alice could see it trying in a helpless sort of way to fly up into a tree.
By the time she had caught the flamingo and brought it back, the fight was over, and both the hedgehogs were out of sight:
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
But pick it up, and don't stand idling there like a flamingo.
Long thin clouds of flamingo red, with edges like the edges of curled ostrich feathers, lay up and down the sky at different altitudes.
John's, for instance, had a lagoon with flamingoes flying over it at which John was shooting, while Michael, who was very small, had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it.
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
Maston courageously menaced them with his steel hook, but he only succeeded in frightening some pelicans and teal, while tall flamingos stared stupidly at the party.
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RAK Properties has awarded construction for the second phase of its Flamingo Villas in the Mina Al Arab development to the Al Nuaimi Group.