lory

lory

[lawr-ee, lohr-ee]
noun, plural lories.
any of several small, usually brilliantly colored Australasian parrots having the tongue bordered with a brushlike fringe for feeding on nectar and fruit juices.

Origin:
1685–95; (< Dutch lori, loeri) < Malay lori, luri, nuri parrot

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lory, lowry or lowrie (ˈlɔːrɪ, ˈlaʊrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
any of various small brightly coloured parrots of Australia and Indonesia, having a brush-tipped tongue with which to feed on nectar and pollen
 
[C17: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī]
 
lowry, lowry or lowrie
 
n
 
[C17: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī]
 
lowrie, lowry or lowrie
 
n
 
[C17: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī]

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lory
alt. form of loris.
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