noun fla·min·go \flə-ˈmiŋ-(ˌ)gō\

: a large tropical bird that has pink or red wings and a very long neck and legs

plural fla·min·gos also fla·min·goes

Full Definition of FLAMINGO

:  any of several large aquatic birds (family Phoenicopteridae) with long legs and neck, webbed feet, a broad lamellate bill resembling that of a duck but abruptly bent downward, and usually rosy-white plumage with scarlet wing coverts and black wing quills

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Origin of FLAMINGO

obsolete Spanish flamengo (now flamenco), literally, Fleming, German (conventionally thought of as ruddy-complexioned)
First Known Use: 1565


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