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loris

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noun lo·ris \ˈlȯr-əs\

Definition of loris

  1. :  any of several nocturnal slow-moving tailless arboreal primates (family Lorisidae): as a :  a slim-bodied primate (Loris tardigradus) of southern India and Sri Lanka b :  either of two larger related primates (Nycticebus pygmaeus or North coucang) of southeastern Asia that are heavier limbed and slower moving



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Origin of loris

French, probably from obsolete Dutch loeris simpleton


First Known Use: 1774

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