Flamingo

Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus (from φοινικόπτερος, meaning `purple wing`), the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World. ==Taxonomy and systematics== Traditionally, the long-legged Ciconiiformes, probabl.....
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Flamingo

• (n.) Any bird of the genus Phoenicopterus. 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.
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Flamingo

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flamingo

noun large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes
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Flamingo

[protein] Flamingo is a member of the adhesion-GPCR family of proteins. Flamingo has sequence homology to cadherins and G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR). Flamingo was originally identified as a Drosophila protein involved in planar cell polarity. Mammals have three flamingo homologs, CELSR1, CELSR2, CELSR3. In mice all three have distinct...
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Flamingo

[raytracer] Flamingo is a plugin for the Rhinoceros 3D modelling software which adds raytracing and radiosity functionality. It is developed by the creators of Rhinoceros, Robert McNeel & Associates and sold both separately (although it requires Rhinoceros to work) and as a bundle with the Rhinoceros software. ...
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Flamingo

Fla·min'go noun ; plural Flamingoes . [ Spanish flamenco , confer Portuguese flamingo , Prov. flammant , French flamant ; prop. a present participle meaning flaming . So called in allusion to its color. See Flame .] (Zoology) Any bird ...
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flamingo

any of five species of tall, pink, wading birds with thick downturned bills. Flamingos have slender legs, long, graceful necks, large wings, and ... [6 related articles]
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flamingo

flamingo 1. A large long-necked wading bird with a downward-curving beak, webbed feet, and pinkish white plumage with black wing feathers. Native to tropical brackish waters. 2. A deep pink color tinged with orange. 3. Etymology: from Portuguese flamengo, Spanish flamengo; literally, 'flame-colored'.
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flamingo

flamingo, common name for a large pink or red wading bird, similar to the related heron, stork, and spoonbill but with a longer neck, webbed feet, and a unique down-bent bill. Flamingos are tropical birds, although large colonies have been observed high in the Andes. The American, or greater, flamin...
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Flamingo

HMS Flamingo was a British Black Swan Class escort sloop of 1250 tons displacement launched in 1939. She was armed with six 4-inch anti-aircraft guns and ten smaller guns. Two 3-drum type boilers provided a top speed of 19.25 knots.
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flamingo

Long-legged and long-necked wading bird, family Phoenicopteridae, of the stork order Ciconiiformes. Largest of the family is the greater or roseate flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber, found in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America, with delicate pink plumage and 1.25 m/4 ...
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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. ... <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...
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Flamingo

The flamingo is a bird of the genus Phoenicopterus formerly placed in the order of wading birds, but now generally ranked among the Natatores or swimmers, and constituting a family Phoenicopteridae, allied to the Anatidae or ducks. Its body is rather smaller than that of the stork, but owing to the great length of the neck and legs it stands from 5...
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flamingo

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