Manakin Man"a*kin, n. [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous small birds belonging to {Pipra}, {Manacus}, and other genera of the family {Piprid[ae]}. 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]

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  • Manakin — Manakin, s. Schmuckvogel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • manakin — [man′ə kin] n. [var. of MANIKIN] 1. any of a family (Pipridae) of brightly colored, small passerine birds of Central and South America, with short beaks 2. MANIKIN …   English World dictionary

  • Manakin — Pipridae Pipridés …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • manakin — noun Any of several small, passerine, South American birds of the family Pipridae …   Wiktionary

  • manakin — (ma na kin) s. m. Nom d un oiseau chez Buffon (Ois. t. VIII, p. 168) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • manakin — mænÉ™kɪn n. any of a variety of small brightly colored songbirds of South and Central America …   English contemporary dictionary