Manakin meaning

mănə-kĭn
Any of various small colorful birds of the family Pipridae, found in forests of Central and South America.
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Any of a family (Pipridae) of brightly colored, small passerine birds of Central and South America, with short beaks.
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Any of several small, passerine, South American birds of the family Pipridae.
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Origin of manakin

  • Alteration of manikin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from manikin. or: Compare French manakin, German Manakin; probably from the native name.

    From Wiktionary