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Any of various small colorful birds of the family Pipridae, found in forests of Central and South America.

[Alteration of manikin.]
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1. (Animals) any small South American passerine bird of the family Pipridae, having a colourful plumage, short bill, and elaborate courtship behaviour
2. (Medicine) a variant of manikin
3. (Art Terms) a variant of manikin
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant of manikin
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(ˈmæn ə kɪn)

any of several small songless passerine birds of the family Pipridae, of the warmer parts of the Americas, usu. having brilliantly colored plumage.
[1735–45;variant of manikin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manakin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashionsmanakin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
supermodel - a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
2.manakin - a life-size dummy used to display clothesmanakin - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
dummy - a figure representing the human form
3.manakin - any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behaviormanakin - any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
genus Pipra, Pipra - type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins
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There's a kind of bird, about the size of a sparrow, called a blue manakin, and the males have a complicated mating dance.
Rupicola peruvianas Andean Cock-of-the-rock CH, S PIPRIDAE, Manakin 183.
Researchers studying a bird species - the golden-crowned manakin - in the Amazon rainforest discovered that it is actually a hybrid species, making it the first ever known hybrid bird species.
Snow DW (1962) A field study of the black and white manakin, Manacus manacus, in Trinidad, W.I.
2012.- Resource abundance and frugivory in two manakin species (Aves: Pipridae) inhabiting a reforested area in Colombia.
To ensure the DNA being sequenced really belonged to the Golden-collared manakin and not an undergraduate lab assistant, the lab has been kept spotlessly clean and many of its tools are used only once, to avoid the possibility of subsequent contamination.
Karen Haynes, CBA, Credit Supervisor Luck Stone Corporation, Manakin Sabot, VA Member of NACM South Atlantic in Virginia, the Carolinas and Orlando
Twitter fan Simon Donald joked: "I've had a mild in each decade: 60s Fairy Liquid, 70s Manakin, 80s Theakstons, 90s Weather 00s Sunstroke."
Winkler, "Vertical lek placement of forest-dwelling manakin species (Aves, Pipridae) is associated with vertical gradients of ambient light," Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol.
Social organization and space utilization in the lek-forming white-bearded manakin, M.