manakin

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Ultimately from Middle Dutch mannekijn. Compare French manakin, German Manakin; probably from the native name. See also manikin.

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manakin (plural manakins)

  1. Any of several small South American passerine birds of the family Pipridae.
  2. Alternative form of manikin
    • 18??, James Napier, Folk Lore: Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland Within This Century
      After a time, he was surprised to see the hopper beginning to go, and, looking up, he saw a little manakin holding a little cappie in his hand and filling it at the hopper.

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