I always wanted to write a book that included characters with names like G.A. Tchai, Jay Caye, and Ella Minnow. One day.

Anyway, today's Brain Game also involves the letters L. M, N, and O. There are five letters missing in the following nine-letter word; each blank represents a letter. Can you identify the word? Good luck!

_ L _ M _ N _ O _

Here is the SOLUTION.

THE SOLUTION:

FLAMINGOS (FLAMENCOS is also acceptable).