- any of various small lories.
Origin of lorikeet
Examples from the Web for lorikeet
Historical Examples of lorikeet
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
- any of various small lories, such as Glossopsitta versicolor (varied lorikeet) or Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)