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lory

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noun lo·ry \ˈlȯr-ē\

Definition of lory

plural lories

  1. :  any of numerous parrots (family Loriidae) of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands related to the lorikeets and usually having the tongue papillose at the tip and the mandibles less toothed than in other parrots



Origin of lory

Dutch, from Malay nuri, luri


First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with lory


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