loris

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noun lo·ris \ˈlȯr-əs\

Definition of loris

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of loris

French, probably from obsolete Dutch loeris simpleton


First Known Use: 1774


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