Phenicopter Phen`i*cop"ter, n. [L. phoenicopterus, Gr. foiniko`pteros, i. e., red-feathered; foi^nix, foi`nikos, purple red + ptero`n feather: cf. F. ph['e]nicopt[`e]re.] (Zo["o]l.) A flamingo. [1913 Webster]

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  • phenicopter — pheni·cop·ter …   English syllables

  • phenicopter —   n. flamingo.    ♦ phoenicurous, a. having red tail.    ♦ phoenix, n. mythical bird reborn from ashes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • phenicopter — |fenə̇|käptə(r), |fēn , nē|k noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French phoenicoptere, from Latin phoenicopterus, from Greek phoinikopteros, literally, red feathered, from phoinik , phoinix red, purple, crimson + pteros feathered (from pteron feather,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phoenicopterus — Ph[oe] ni*cop te*rus, n. [NL. See {Phenicopter}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of birds which includes the flamingoes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phoenicopter — variant of phenicopter …   Useful english dictionary

  • phoenicopterus — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈkäptərəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, flamingo more at phenicopter : a genus (the type of the family Phoenicopteridae) comprising the European flamingos and some New World forms including the one (P. ruber)… …   Useful english dictionary

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