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n. pl. lo·ries
Any of various Australasian parrots often having brilliantly colored plumage and having a tongue with a brushlike tip used to feed on nectar and pollen.

[Malay luri.]


(ˈlɔːrɪ) ,




n, pl -ries
(Animals) 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]


(ˈlɔr i, ˈloʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
any of various usu. brilliantly colored Australasian parrots having a bristle-tipped tongue.
[1685–95; (< Dutch lori, loeri) < Malay lori, luri, nuri parrot]
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Noun1.lory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruitslory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
lorikeet - any of various small lories
References in classic literature ?
For the moment, they were chattering with parrots of all colours, and grave cockatoos, who seemed to meditate upon some philosophical problem, whilst brilliant red lories passed like a piece of bunting carried away by the breeze, papuans, with the finest azure colours, and in all a variety of winged things most charming to behold, but few eatable.
He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots.
The seized wild animals, with an estimated market value of P50 million, are composed of 106 sulfur-crested cockatoos, 26 Moluccan cockatoos, 23 black palm cockatoo, 17 black-capped lories, 16 rainbow lories, seven red bird of paradise, three large fig parrot, two wallaby, 110 sugar glider and three emu.
Among the rescued animals are 110 sugar gliders, two wallabies, 154 cockatoos, 17 black-capped lories, 16 rainbow lories and three baby ostriches.
The 10-meter-high Aviary Dome houses 115 parrots, pigeons and lories belonging to 11 species.
A special diet might be necessary for lories and lorikeets, which feed on nectar and fruit in the wild.
Lories JU, Daans M, Derese I, Matthys P, Kasran A, Tylzanowski P, Ceuppens JL, Luyten FP.
Rik Lories, one of the session's comoderators and a professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium), said that the study "is still far from practice changing.
In the new walk-in aviary, the public can enter and feed the birds of which the colourful lories and lorikeets are a major attraction.
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In 2012, she summoned up the courage to begin, and started sorting through letters, artwork and memories of Lories life.