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[lawr-uh l, lohr-]
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  1. of or relating to lore, knowledge, learning, etc.
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Origin of loral1


[lawr-uh l, lohr-]
adjective Zoology.
  1. of or relating to a lore.
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Origin of loral2

First recorded in 1870–75; lore2 + -al1
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Historical Examples

  • Loral plumage, it is true, is seldom long, but is often of a peculiar nature.

    The Making of Species

    Douglas Dewar

  • Female similar but paler; the loral band wanting; throat, fore neck, and breast yellow, without the black lunule.

  • Forehead and loral region orange; rest of head green like back; no yellow on bend of wing.

  • Forehead, loral region, stripe over eye, bend of wing and thighs red; greater under wing-coverts yellow; rest of plumage green.

  • The forehead and sides of the head and neck are pale buff, with narrow, black frontal, loral and malar stripes.