Phoenicopterus

noun

Phoe·​ni·​cop·​ter·​us
: 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.

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, flamingo

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“Phoenicopterus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phoenicopterus. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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