Penguin vs Flamingo - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between penguin and flamingo

is that penguin is any of several flightless sea birds, of order sphenisciformes , found in the southern hemisphere; marked by their usual upright stance, walking on short legs, and (generally) their stark black and white plumage while flamingo is flamingo.

penguin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several flightless sea birds, of order Sphenisciformes , found in the Southern Hemisphere; marked by their usual upright stance, walking on short legs, and (generally) their stark black and white plumage.
  • * 1638 , (Thomas Herbert), Some Yeares Travels , I:
  • Here are also birds cal'd Pen-gwins'' (white-head in ''Welch ) like Pigmies walking upright, their finns or wings hanging very orderly downe like sleeves [...].
  • (slang) A nun (because of the black and white habit).
  • (juggling) A type of catch where the palm of the hand is facing towards the leg with the arm stretched downward, resembling the flipper of a penguin.
  • (botany) A spiny bromeliad with egg-shaped fleshy fruit, .
  • Derived terms

    * Adelie penguin * African penguin * Chatham Island penguin * chinstrap penguin * crested penguin * emperor penguin * erect-crested penguin * fairy penguin * Fiordland penguin * Galapagos penguin * gentoo penguin * Humboldt penguin * jackass penguin * king penguin * little penguin * macaroni penguin * Magellanic penguin * penguinery * Ridgen's penguin * rockhopper penguin * royal penguin * Snares penguin * white-flippered penguin * yellow-eyed penguin

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    flamingo

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
  • A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
  • Synonyms

    * (bird) phenicopter

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
  • See also

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