large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes
A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo..
Origin: From flamingo, from flamengo, from flama.
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
Origin: [Sp. flamenco, cf. Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr. meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See Flame.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fla-ming′gō, n. a tropical bird of a flaming or bright-red colour, with long legs and neck. [Sp. flamenco—L. flamma, a flame.]
The numerical value of Flamingo in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Flamingo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Here in Leominster, it's Pink Flamingo Day every day, but it's just kind of ironic how within a day of his passing, it just so happens to be. He'd be thrilled.
Bugsy Siegel and I became very good friends, bugsy Siegel was Bugsy Siegel to me. I worked for Bugsy Siegel for two weeks at the Flamingo. I opened the Flamingo. It was the first hotel I opened. Las Vegas [ back then ] was just a desert with two hotels … Las Vegas was Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Durante and Rose Marie. Bugsy Siegel was running short of money. And the mob got very mad at Bugsy Siegel and would n’t send Bugsy Siegel any more money. That’s why they called Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel. Because they thought Bugsy Siegel was crazy … But Bugsy Siegel helped opened up the Flamingo. All the stars of Hollywood were there that night … It was one hell of a show.
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Translations for Flamingo
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- بشروش, نحام, فلامينجوArabic
- flamencCatalan, Valencian
- φοινικόπτερος, φλαμίνγκοGreek
- flamengo, fenikopteroEsperanto
- flamingonpunainen, flamingoFinnish
- flæmingi, flamingóiIcelandic
- フラミンゴ, 紅鶴Japanese
- aapalualukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 홍학, 紅鶴Korean
- tsídii jáádnézíNavajo, Navaho
- czerwonak, flamingPolish
- plamenac, пламенацSerbo-Croatian
- hồng hạcVietnamese
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