A Flamboyance of Flamingos

What do you call a group of flamingos?

  • A. pride
  • B. school
  • C. conspiracy
  • D. flamboyance

40% of players knew the correct answer: D., flamboyance

You heard that right: A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. Both words originate from terms that refer to fire. "Flamingo" comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word that literally means "flame-colored." And "flamboyance" comes from French, meaning "to flame," or "flair."


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Question of the Day: A Flamboyance of Flamingos
A pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, and...a flamboyance of flamingos? Join Murray and Tamika in this Flashcast as they explore unusual terms for groups of animals (and, along the way, learn where each co-host grew up).

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