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 (lôr′ĭ-kēt′, lŏr′-)
Any of several small, often brilliantly colored Australasian parrots that feed primarily on soft fruits and on nectar and pollen.


(ˈlɒrɪˌkiːt; ˌlɒrɪˈkiːt)
(Animals) any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)
[C18: from lory + -keet, as in parakeet]


(ˈlɔr ɪˌkit, ˈlɒr-)

any of various small lories.
[1765–75; lory + (para) keet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lorikeet - any of various small lorieslorikeet - any of various small lories    
lory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
Glossopsitta versicolor, varied Lorikeet - lorikeet with a colorful coat
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On these days, keepers have held events across the zoo site to raise awareness and funds for the charitable causes, but we've also been boosting the individual totals with money raised through sales of PS1 nectar pots in Lorikeet Lookout on the specific days.
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It has also opened three new exhibits - Lorikeet Landing, Lemur walk-through and the Butterfly House - which offer visitors an immersive experience with the animals.
Mae 'na ddau rainbow lorikeet yn y |llun, yn bwydo ar goeden eucalyptus silver princess, prin lathen o lle'r oeddwn yn eistedd ar y feranda
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In this book is the first illustration of an Australian bird, a Rainbow Lorikeet, captured for Tupaia to have as a pet and unlike its owner long lived enough to make it to England.
And, over lunch, the inquisitive rainbow lorikeet soon got to grips with its new visitors - first perching on my shoulder and then taking a distinct liking to my lower lip.