: a genus (the type of the family Phoenicopteridae) comprising the European flamingos and some New World forms including the one (P. ruber) that ranges into the southern U.S.

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New Latin, from Latin, flamingo

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“Phoenicopterus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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