noun, plural lo·ries.
any of several small, usually brilliantly colored Australasian parrots having the tongue bordered with a brushlike fringe for feeding on nectar and fruit juices.
Origin of lory
1685–95; (< Dutch lori, loeri) < Malay lori, luri, nuri parrot
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Examples from the Web for lory
Historical Examples of lory
Lory has been begging to see you, and I'll attend to the telegram at once.
However, Lory would have felt uncomfortable, just then, in any other place.
At length, I was awoke by Lory putting his beak into my mouth; I opened my eyes.
She asked him how Lory was, and if he had ever been in a carriage before?
The Lory said that he had one at home, but he had forgotten to bring it.
British Dictionary definitions for lory
lowry or lowrie (ˈlaʊrɪ)
noun plural -ries
any of various small brightly coloured parrots of Australia and Indonesia, having a brush-tipped tongue with which to feed on nectar and pollen
Word Origin for lory
C17: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī
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Word Origin and History for lory
small parrot of New Guinea and Australia, 1690s, from Malay luri, name of kind of parrot, variant of nuri.
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