lory

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɔːrɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(lôrē, lōrē)

Inflections of 'lory' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": lories

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lo•ry  (lôrē, lōrē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries. 
  1. Birdsany of several small, usually brilliantly colored Australasian parrots having the tongue bordered with a brushlike fringe for feeding on nectar and fruit juices.
  • Malay lori, luri, nuri parrot
  • Dutch lori, loeri)
  • ( 1685–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
lory /ˈlɔːrɪ/, lowry, lowrie /ˈlaʊrɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. any of various small brightly coloured parrots of Australia and Indonesia, having a brush-tipped tongue with which to feed on nectar and pollen
Etymology: 17th Century: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī
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