from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large gregarious wading birds of the family Phoenicopteridae of tropical regions, having reddish or pinkish plumage, long legs, a long flexible neck, and a bill turned downward at the tip.
- n. A moderate reddish orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
- n. A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
- adj. Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any bird of the genus Phœnicopterus. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any bird of the family Phænicopteridæ: so called from the red or flaming color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes
Portuguese flamengo or Spanish flamenco, both probably from Old Provençal flamenc, from flama, flame, from Latin flamma.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo ("flame colored"), from Provençal flama ("flame"). (Wiktionary)