Definitions for: Flamingo

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Fla*min"go, n.; pl. Flamingoes. [Sp. flamenco, cf.
Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr.
meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See
Flame.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any bird of the genus Ph[oe]nicopterus. 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.

See Also: family Phoenicopteridae, Phoenicopteridae, wader, wading bird

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