1 A very small man.
2 A jointed model of the human body, used in anatomy or as an artist’s lay figure.
Mid 16th century: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man 'man'.
Mark moved several manikins
from the art department to the pet department where he arranged them to keep an eye on the mannikins
in their cages. Because the store was closed, only the mannequins looked on. Even Mark didn't notice the homunculus
lurking in the corner.
1 A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically brown, black, and white and often kept as a cage bird.
Genus Lonchura, family Estrildidae: many species
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