Definition of rainbow lorikeet in English:

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rainbow lorikeet

(also rainbow lory)

noun

A small, vividly colored Australasian parrot, found in many different races on southwestern Pacific islands.
  • Trichoglossus haematodus, family Loridae (or Psittacidae).
Example sentences
  • The bill ensures that the protective provisions of the Wildlife Act do not conflict with the use of the Biosecurity Act to control a wildlife organism that has since proved to have undesirable effects, as it did with the rainbow lorikeet.
  • At the same time, some Australians are complaining about animal disruptions, such as the pungent smell of fruit bats or the loud noise made by rainbow lorikeets.
  • Many a Queenslander has happy memories of childhood visits to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with its noisy flocks of rainbow lorikeets.

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Syllabification: rain·bow lor·i·keet

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