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manakin

[ man-uh-kin ]
/ ˈmæn ə kɪn /
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noun
any of several small, songless passerine birds of the family Pipridae, of the warmer parts of the Americas, usually having brilliantly colored plumage.
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Origin of manakin

Variant of manikin
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British Dictionary definitions for manakin

manakin
/ (ˈmænəkɪn) /

noun
any small South American passerine bird of the family Pipridae, having a colourful plumage, short bill, and elaborate courtship behaviour
a variant of manikin
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