Definition of loris
: any of several nocturnal slow-moving tailless arboreal primates (family Lorisidae): such asa : a slim-bodied primate (Loris tardigradus) of southern India and Sri Lankab : either of two larger related primates (Nycticebus pygmaeus or N. coucang) of southeastern Asia that are heavier limbed and slower moving
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Hog deer, Bengal slow loris, Asian elephants and clouded leopards also lurk in its jungles.
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Slow lorises are beguiling but venomous primates made famous by Internet videos showing them being tickled or fed rice balls.
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Origin and Etymology of loris
French, probably from obsolete Dutch loeris simpleton
First Known Use: 1774See Words from the same year
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