lorikeet

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noun lor·i·keet \ˈlȯr-ə-ˌkēt, ˈlär-\

Definition of lorikeet

  1. :  any of numerous small arboreal chiefly Australasian parrots (family Loriidae) that usually have long slender tongue papillae which form an organ resembling a brush

Origin and Etymology of lorikeet

lory + -keet (as in parakeet)


First Known Use: 1770


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