Definition of flamingo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fləˈmɪŋɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//fləˈmɪŋɡoʊ//
(pl. flamingoes, flamingos) Birds
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a large pink bird with long thin legs and a long neck, that lives near water in warm countries See related entries: Birds Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Spanish flamengo, earlier form of flamenco, ‘like a Gypsy’, literally ‘Fleming’, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc; associated, because of its colour, with Latin flamma ‘a flame’.
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