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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

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
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`It's no use speaking to it,' she thought, `till its ears have come, or at least one of them.' 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.
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.
Flamingo's crimson silk gown," said good-natured Mrs.
"But pick it up, and don't stand idling there like a flamingo."
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank.
Long thin clouds of flamingo red, with edges like the edges of curled ostrich feathers, lay up and down the sky at different altitudes.
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
Among others, to show the whimsicality of their deadly seriousness, may be mentioned the following: The Bleeding Hearts, Sons of the Morning, the Morning Stars, The Flamingoes, The Triple Triangles, The Three Bars, The Rubonics, The Vindicators, The Comanches, and the Erebusites.
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.
Henpecked?-- well, toucans and flamingoes and pelicans all had their bills in him.
Rio Negro -- Estancias attacked by the Indians -- Salt-Lakes -- Flamingoes -- R.
Rose swam out far beyond her depth, with uncle to float her back; Aunt Jessie splashed placidly in the shallow pools, with Jamie paddling near by like a little whale beside its mother; while the lads careered about, looking like a flock of distracted flamingoes, and acting like the famous dancing party in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."