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[lawr-i-keet, lor-, lawr-uh-keet, lor-] /ˈlɔr ɪˌkit, ˈlɒr-, ˌlɔr əˈkit, ˌlɒr-/
any of various small lories.
Origin of lorikeet
First recorded in 1765-75; lory + (para)keet Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In one hand he held his rejected coin; in the other the lorikeet's cage and a few trifles wrapped with a kerchief.

  • He snatched up the lorikeet and flung it down and as the tiny thing flapped and screamed, broken-winged, stamped it underfoot.

  • A small species of lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) seems to have its nearest ally in Australia.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for lorikeet


/ˈlɒrɪˌkiːt; ˌlɒrɪˈkiːt/
any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)
Word Origin
C18: from lory + -keet, as in parakeet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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