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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several large gregarious wading birds of the family Phoenicopteridae of tropical regions, having reddish or pinkish plumage, long legs, a long flexible neck, and a bill turned downward at the tip.
  • n. A moderate reddish orange.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
  • n. A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
  • adj. Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any bird of the family Phænicopteridæ: so called from the red or flaming color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Portuguese flamengo or Spanish flamenco, both probably from Old Provençal flamenc, from flama, flame, from Latin flamma.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo ("flame colored"), from Provençal flama ("flame"). (Wiktionary)

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