flamingo

Part of speech: noun

A longnecked, small bodied bird of a red color, having very long legs, webbed feet, and a bent bill. See illus. in next column.

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Usage examples "flamingo":

  1. I produce bottles of perfume, little buckhorns, ostrich feathers, flamingo wings, and bits of silk. - "An Ocean Tramp", William McFee.
  2. In the chapter on " Some Early Bird Adventures," I have described my first long walk on the plains, when two of my brothers took me to a river some distance from home, where I was enchanted with my first sight of that glorious waterfowl, the flamingo. - "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
  3. He was dressed in the full costume of a young warrior who occupied the honorable position of Bow- bearer to a great chief, and in his hair gleamed the Flamingo Feather that proclaimed the station in life to which he was born. - "The Flamingo Feather", Kirk Munroe.