manakin

noun
man·​a·​kin | \ ˈmanə̇kə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of manakin

2 : any of numerous small bright-colored clamatorial birds of the family Pipridae of Central and South America — compare mannikin

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Dutch manneken little man

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“Manakin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manakin. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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