Definitions for Flamingofləˈmɪŋ goʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fla•min•gofləˈmɪŋ goʊ(n.)(pl.)-gos, -goes.

  1. any of several wading birds comprising the family Phoenicopteridae, having webbed feet, a bill bent downward at the tip, and pinkish to scarlet plumage.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of flamingo:

1555–65; cf. Pg. flamengo, Sp flamenco lit., Fleming1 (cf. flamenco ); appar. orig. a jocular name, from the conventional Romance image of the Flemish as ruddy-complexioned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flamingo(noun)

    large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes


  1. flamingo(Noun)

    A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.

  2. flamingo(Adjective)

    Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo..

  3. Origin: From flamingo, from flamengo, from flama.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flamingo(noun)

    any bird of the genus Phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their color is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. ruber; the European is P. antiquorum


  1. Flamingo

    Flamingos are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World.

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a type of long-legged wading bird, pink or bright red in colour.

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