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Flamingo

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Flamingo

Origin: sp. Flamenco, cf. Pg. Flamingo, Prov. Flammant, f. Flamant; prop. A p.pr. Meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its colour. See flame.

(Science: zoology) Any bird of the genus phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their colour is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. Ruber; the European is P. Antiquorum.