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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flamingo  \Fla*min"go\,  n.;  pl  {Flamingoes}.  [Sp.  flamenco,  cf 
  Pg  flamingo,  Prov.  flammant  F.  flamant;  prop.  a  p.  pr 
  meaning  flaming.  So  called  in  allusion  to  its  color.  See 
  {Flame}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  bird  of  the  genus  {Ph[oe]nicopterus}.  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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