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flamingo

aquatic bird with long legs and neck, webbed feet, and pinkish to scarlet plumage
Not to be confused with:
flamenco – a style of dancing; a style of vocal or instrumental music originating in southern Spain
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flamingo

[fləˈmɪŋgəʊ] nflamant m (rose)
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flamingo

n pl <-(e)s> → Flamingo m
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flamingo

[fləˈmɪŋgəʊ] nfenicottero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

flamingo

nounplural flaˈmingo(e)s (fləˈmiŋgəu)
a type of long-legged wading bird, pink or bright red in colour.
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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
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References in periodicals archive ?
Phoenicopteriformes: Phoenicopterus chilensis "flamenco", realiza migraciones regulares a la costa, aunque el numero de individuos es reducido; en Villa no supera los diez ejemplares.
Temporal variation in spatial distribution by age of Phoenicopterus ruber (Phoenicopteriformes: Phoenicopteridae) in the wetlands of Yucatan, Mexico.