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