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mannikin

Syllabification: man·ni·kin
Pronunciation: /ˈmanikən
 
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Definition of mannikin in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • Three baby bronze mannikins sit atop their grass nest while mother and father show concern at the entrance perch.
2 variant spelling of manikin.

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