Definition of mannikin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkɪn/


1A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically brown, black, and white and often kept as a cage bird.
  • 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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