Etymology
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flamingo (n.)

long-legged, long-necked brightly colored pink bird of the tropical Americas, 1560s, from Portuguese flamengo, Spanish flamengo, literally "flame-colored" (compare Greek phoinikopteros "flamingo," literally "red-feathered"), from Provençal flamenc, from flama "flame" (see flame (n.)) + Germanic suffix -enc "-ing, belonging to." Perhaps accommodated to words for Fleming (see flamenco).

updated on November 20, 2014

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Definitions of flamingo from WordNet

flamingo (n.)
large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes;
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