Definition of lourie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊəri/
(also loerie)

noun (plural louries)

South African
Another term for turaco and go-away bird.
Example sentences
  • Monkeys, bush babies and many exotic and colourful bird species - including the emerald cuckoo, both purple-crested and Livingstone's louries and the pink-throated longclaw - can be spotted from the viewing decks.
  • When you stand on Rietfontein ridge what will strike you is the number of grey loeries contentedly flying about your head.
  • Birdlife is good and include Augur buzzard, Denhams bustard, white-necked raven and purple crested lourie.


Afrikaans, from Dutch lori. Compare with lory.

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