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[lawr-ee, lohr-ee] /ˈlɔr i, ˈloʊr i/

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.
noun (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

small parrot of New Guinea and Australia, 1690s, from Malay luri, name of kind of parrot, variant of nuri.


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