Definition of lory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːri/

noun (plural lories)

A small Australasian and SE Asian parrot with a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and pollen, having mainly green plumage with patches of bright colour. Called lorikeet in Australia.
  • Family Loridae (or Psittacidae): several genera and species, e.g. the brightly coloured rainbow lory or rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus).


Late 17th century: from Malay lūrī.

Words that rhyme with lory

cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, furore, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory

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