from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of South American birds of the family Pipridæ and subfamily Piprinæ, established by Brisson in 1760 upon the black-capped manikin of Edwards, called Pipra manacus by Linnæus in 1766; the manikins proper.
  • noun [lowercase] In ornithology, a bird of the genus Manacus in a broad sense: originally applied to Pipramanacus, called the bearded manikin from the beard-like tuft of feathers on the chin, and hence extended to birds of the subfamily Piprinæ, or even of the whole family Pipridæ.


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