loris

noun lo·ris \ ˈlȯr-əs \

Definition of loris

: any of several nocturnal slow-moving tailless arboreal primates (family Lorisidae): such as
a : a slim-bodied primate (Loris tardigradus) of southern India and Sri Lanka
b : 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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Origin and Etymology of loris

French, probably from obsolete Dutch loeris simpleton


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