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[n] any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
[n] a life-size dummy used to display clothes
[n] a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"


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\Man"a*kin\, n. [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous small birds belonging to {Pipra}, {Manacus}, and other genera of the family {Piprid[ae]}. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families.
\Man"a*kin\, n. A dwarf. See {Manikin}. --Shak.

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