[lawr-i-keet, lor-, lawr-uh-keet, lor-]
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for lorikeet
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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