Definitions for manakinˈmæn ə kɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
man•a•kinˈmæn ə kɪn(n.)
any of several small songless passerine birds of the family Pipridae, of the warmer parts of the Americas, usu. having brilliantly colored plumage.
Origin of manakin:
1735–45; var. of manikin
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a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
"she was too fat to be a mannequin"
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a life-size dummy used to display clothes
any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
Any of several small, passerine, South American birds of the family Pipridae
Origin: Probably from manikin
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
a dwarf. See Manikin