Definition of mannikin in English:

mannikin

Syllabification: man·ni·kin
Pronunciation: /ˈmanikən
 
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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
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    • Three baby bronze mannikins sit atop their grass nest while mother and father show concern at the entrance perch.

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