Definition of Flamingo

1. Noun. Large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes.

Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Family Phoenicopteridae, Phoenicopteridae



Definition of Flamingo

1. n. Any bird of the genus Phœnicopterus. 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.

Definition of Flamingo

1. Noun. A wading bird of the family ''Phoenicopteridae''. ¹

2. Noun. A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flamingo

1. a wading bird [n -GOS or -GOES]

Medical Definition of Flamingo

1. Origin: Sp. Flamenco, cf. Pg. Flamingo, Prov. Flammant, F. Flamant; prop. A p.pr. Meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its colour. See Flame. Any bird of the genus Phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their colour is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. Ruber; the European is P. Antiquorum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Flamingo

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1. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"An expansively crimson flamingo! A beautiful, bouncing flamingo! Spake the turtle, in tones like a delicate wheeze: "To the water I've oft seen you in go, ..."

2. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2006)
"Playa flamingo Area Beaches Beaches surround Playa flamingo, ... To get to the flamingo area beaches from Playa Cocos, go back inland through Filadelfia and ..."

3. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"Song of the Turtle and flamingo A lively young turtle lived down by the banks Of a dark rolling stream called the Jingo, And one summer day, as he went out ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1905)
"It is a well-known fact that the flamingo is a locally abundant bird in the Bahamas and that it breeds in certain islands of this group. ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"A- ing-ion, DC The former Status of the flamingo and the Fish Hawk in the Lesser Antilles.— In the writings of Dutertre (Histoire générale des Isles des ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"The flamingo is the most remarkable of all the crane kind—the tallest, the bulkiest, and the most beautiful. The body, which is of a beautiful scarlet, ..."

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