来自西班牙语。一种观点认为来自Fleming, 民族名，民族舞蹈。或来自flame, 燃烧，炫丽，形容这种舞蹈的欢快。flamingo 火烈鸟
- flamingo:  Flamingos get their name from their reddish-pink plumage, which earned them the epithet ‘fire-bird’. This was expressed in Provençal (the language of southern French coastal areas, where flamingos abound) as flamenc, a compound formed from flama ‘flame’ (a descendant of Latin flamma) and the Germanic suffix -ing ‘belonging to’. English acquired the word via Portuguese flamengo. (It has, incidentally, no etymological connection with flamenco ‘Spanish dance’ , which comes from the Spanish word for ‘Flemish’: the people of Flanders seem to have had a reputation in the Middle Ages for bright, flamboyant dress, and hence ‘Flemish’ in Spanish became synonymous with ‘gipsy-like’.)
- flamingo (n.)
- long-legged, long-necked brightly colored pink bird of the tropical Americas, 1560s, from Portuguese flamengo, Spanish flamengo, literally "flame-colored" (compare Greek phoinikopteros "flamingo," literally "red-feathered"), from Provençal flamenc, from flama "flame" (see flame (n.)) + Germanic suffix -enc "-ing, belonging to." Perhaps accommodated to words for Fleming (see flamenco).
- 1. We met at a bar called the Flamingo.
- 2. This is the only species of flamingo in the region, easily recognized by its pink plumage.
- 这是那个地区唯一一种火烈鸟, 很容易凭粉红色的羽毛辨认出来.
- 3. But even the management of the Flamingo was impressed by Dame Blanche!
- 4. Didn't you stay at a hotel called the Flamingo?
- 5. In my family, I am a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.
- 在我家里, 我是一群鸽子中的红鹤.
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