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.

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