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lorikeet

[ lawr-i-keet, lor-, lawr-uh-keet, lor- ]
/ ˈlɔr ɪˌkit, ˈlɒr-, ˌlɔr əˈkit, ˌlɒr- /
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noun
any of various small lories.
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Origin of lorikeet

First recorded in 1765–75; lory + (para)keet

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British Dictionary definitions for lorikeet

lorikeet
/ (ˈlɒrɪˌkiːt, ˌlɒrɪˈkiːt) /

noun
any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)

Word Origin for lorikeet

C18: from lory + -keet, as in parakeet
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