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fləˈmɪŋ goʊflamin·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flamingonoun

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


  1. flamingonoun

    A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.

  2. flamingoadjective

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

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


  1. Flamingo

    Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, which is the only extant family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. There are four flamingo species distributed throughout the Americas (including the Caribbean), and two species native to Afro-Eurasia. A group of flamingoes is called a "flamboyance."


  1. flamingo

    A flamingo is a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, known for their distinctive pink coloration, long, thin legs and necks, and large, curved beaks. They live in parts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, inhabiting areas like lagoons, lakes, and mudflats. These birds are filter feeders, primarily eating small organisms like shrimp and algae which give them their pink color due to high carotenoid content. Flamingos are also known for their interesting communal behavior, including mass synchronized nest building and mating displays.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flamingonoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Sp. flamenco, cf. Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr. meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See Flame.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flamingo

    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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Flamingo

    From the bright red colour of this tropical bird.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flamingo in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flamingo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of flamingo in a Sentence

  1. Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

    Breeding rates are consistently low, and it is estimated that the species suffered a population decline between the '70s and '90s, present estimates are that only 38,000-39,000 individuals exist, making this the rarest species of flamingo.

  2. Dean Mazzarella:

    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.

  3. Rose Marie:

    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.

  4. Liana Roodt:

    There is a part of me that is hopeful of there not being a need for Project Flamingo, for a health-care system that is equal and fairer.

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