Definition of lorikeet
: any of numerous small arboreal chiefly Australasian parrots (family Loriidae) that usually have long slender tongue papillae which form an organ resembling a brush
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The startling screeches of rainbow lorikeets and black cockatoos followed, like an alarm with the snooze button maddeningly out of reach.
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Origin and Etymology of lorikeet
lory + -keet (as in parakeet)
First Known Use: 1770See Words from the same year
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