1A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically having brown, black, and white plumage and popular as a pet bird. Compare with manakin.
- Genus Lonchura, family Estrildidae: many species
More example sentences
- Three baby bronze mannikins sit atop their grass nest while mother and father show concern at the entrance perch.
Definition of mannikin in:
- The British & World English dictionary