Meaning of “flamingo” in the English Dictionary

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"flamingo" in British English

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flamingonoun [ C ]

uk /fləˈmɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us /fləˈmɪŋ.ɡoʊ/ plural flamingos or flamingoes

Examples from literature

  • Beautiful flamingoes hovered about the bank and many birds of brilliant plumage darted from tree to tree. 
  • By the banks of lakes and rivers are to be seen thousands of cranes, pelicans and flamingoes. 
  • The beautiful flamingo is a bird of feeble intellect, delicate appetite, and genteel tastes. 
  • The neck of the flamingo is white, and its wings of rich and beautiful crimson. 
  • To it was attached, by a golden chain and pin, a curious scarlet feather, which was supposed to be that of a flamingo. 

(Definition of “flamingo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flamingo" in American English

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flamingonoun [ C ]

us /fləˈmɪŋ·ɡoʊ/ plural flamingos or flamingoes

a bird with pink feathers, a long neck, and long, thin legs, and which lives near the water in warm places

(Definition of “flamingo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)