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Origin and Meaning of Flamingo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fla*min"go
Any bird of the genus Phœnicopterus. 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.

Etymology: Sp. flamenco, cf. Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr. meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See Flame

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  1. Large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes

From Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo (“flame colored”), from Provençal flama (“flame”).

  1. A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
  2. A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.

flamingo was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Romanian, and Swedish

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Fun Facts about the name Flamingo

  • When was the first name Flamingo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Flamingo is Monday, October 25th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Flamingo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Flamingo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Flamingo: Your name in reverse order is Ognimalf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olnfmiag. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Flamingo born May 22, 1988

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Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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