loris

[lawr-is, lohr-]
noun, plural loris.
1.
Also called slender loris. a small, slender, tailless, large-eyed, nocturnal lemur, Loris gracilis, of southern India and Sri Lanka.
2.
Also called slow loris. a similar but stockier lemur of the genus Nycticebus, of southeastern Asia: N. pygmaeus is a threatened species.

Origin:
1765–75; < Neo-Latin < Dutch loeris simpleton, equivalent to loer stupid person (< French lourd < Latin lūridus lurid) + -is -ish1

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loris (ˈlɔːrɪs)
 
n , pl -ris
any of several omnivorous nocturnal slow-moving prosimian primates of the family Lorisidae, of S and SE Asia, esp Loris tardigradus (slow loris) and Nycticebus coucang (slender loris), having vestigial digits and no tails
 
[C18: from French; of uncertain origin]

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loris
1774, from Fr. loris (Buffon), said to be from obsolete Du. loeris "booby, clown."
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