: any of various birds of paradise
especially : a chiefly iridescent black or greenish bird (genus Manucodia) of Australia and New Guinea

Word History


French, from New Latin manucodiata, from Malay manuq dewata, literally, bird of the gods

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“Manucode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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