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3 definitions found
 for manakin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manakin \Man"a*kin\, n.
     A dwarf. See Manikin. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manakin \Man"a*kin\, n. [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native
     name.] (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  manakin
      n 1: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too
           fat to be a mannequin" [syn: mannequin, manikin,
           mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model]
      2: a life-size dummy used to display clothes [syn: mannequin,
         manikin, mannikin, manakin, form]
      3: any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America
         and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship
         behavior

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