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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Portuguese
Origin: flamengo, from Provençal flamenc 'flamingo, fire-bird', from Latin flamma 'flame'

flamingo

noun
     
fla‧min‧go plural flamingos or flamingoes [countable]
HBB a large pink tropical bird with very long thin legs and a long neck
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