Definitions for manakinˈmæn ə kɪn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model(noun)

    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

  2. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form(noun)

    a life-size dummy used to display clothes

  3. manakin(noun)

    any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. manakin(Noun)

    Any of several small, passerine, South American birds of the family Pipridae

  2. Origin: Probably from manikin

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Manakin(noun)

    any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra, Manacus, and other genera of the family Pipridae. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families

  2. Manakin(noun)

    a dwarf. See Manikin

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native name.]

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  1. Manakin

    The manakins are a clade of unique small suboscine passerine birds. The group contains some 60 species distributed through the American tropics. The name is from Middle Dutch mannekijn 'little man'.


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