lorikeet

noun
lor·​i·​keet | \ ˈlȯr-ə-ˌkēt How to pronounce lorikeet (audio) , ˈlär-\

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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Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, July 26 Edition," 26 July 2019 Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, July 26 Edition," 26 July 2019 Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, July 26 Edition," 26 July 2019 Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, July 26 Edition," 26 July 2019 Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, July 26 Edition," 26 July 2019 Guests can also feed lorikeets, budgies and flamingos throughout the day in the Flights of Fancy area. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "7 up-close animal experiences at the Indianapolis Zoo," 5 July 2019 For one Australian grandpa, the scenario was made even worse by the fact that his beloved pet rainbow lorikeet, Dolly, was taken along with the vehicle. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Grandpa and His Pet Rainbow Bird 'Dolly' Reunite After She Was Stolen Along With His Car," 1 July 2019 Hello, rainbow lorikeets, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, September 28 Edition," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lorikeet

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lorikeet

lory + -keet (as in parakeet)

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