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Any of several small, often brilliantly colored Australasian parrots that feed primarily on soft fruits and on nectar and pollen.
(Animals) any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)
[C18: from lory + -keet, as in parakeet]
lor•i•keet(ˈlɔr ɪˌkit, ˈlɒr-)
any of various small lories.
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lory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits