American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various brightly colored Australasian parrots having a tongue with a brushlike tip that is used to feed on nectar and pollen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a large number of parrots constituting the subfamily Loriinæ, or forming a separate family Trichoglossidæ; any brush-tongued parrakeet, or lorikeet. They are mostly of small size and brilliant coloration, inhabiting parts of Asia, the Malay archipelago, and Oceania. Lorius domicella is a characteristic example. All the lories properly so called are trichoglossine or brush-tongued, excepting those of the genus Loriculus (or Coryllis); but the name extends to some similar parrakeets of a different group, as those of the genus Eclectus. See Lorius, Loriculus, Loriinæ, and Trichoglossinæ. See also cut under
- n. In Africa, the white-crested turakoo, Turacus corythaix or T. albo-cristatus, one of the plantain-eaters: probably so called on account of its green color and high crest, which suggest a parrot.
- n. Any of various small, brightly coloured, parrots native to Australasia. They are usually classified in the subfamily Loriinae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family
Trichoglossidæ, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less toothed than in common parrots. They are found in the East Indies, Australia, New Guinea, and the adjacent islands. They feed mostly on soft fruits and on the honey of flowers.
- n. small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
- Malay luri. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Proceed, my friend, and rail; but hear me tell A (lory, which is juft thy parallel.”
“The police stop every lory heading out towards this forest and "fine" (or bribe, really) every Zimbabwean without papers about 5 dollars on-the-spot.”
“GrrlScientist: yes, he is a bird i raised from a chick @100xCIENCIA: @GrrlScientist Is the lory in your avatar yours?”
“I started to read it and then I skipped it because I wanted to get on with the * lory.”
“The remaining four species are found nowhere else: the endangered black-chinned monarch (Monarcha boanensis) and vulnerable salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella), and lazuli kingfisher (Todirhamphus lazuli).”
“The Biak gerygone (Gerygone hypoxantha) and Biak monarch (Monarcha brehmii) are considered endangered, and the black-winged lory (Eos cyanogenia) is considered vulnerable.”
“Five vulnerable species, four of which are found nowhere else, are found in the ecoregion: invisible rail (Habroptila wallacii), caranculated fruit-dove (Ptilinopus granulifrons), chattering lory (Lorius garrulus), and white cockatoo (Cacatua alba).”
“So now in chorus, giving God the g lory, raise we our anthem gladly to his honor, that in fair kinship we may all be sharers here and hereafter.”
“Thirteen species are endemic to the ecoregion, including the Truk monarch (Metabolus rugensis), the Pohnpei fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi), the Pohnpei mountain starling (Aplonis pelzeni), and the Pohnpei lory (Trichoglossus rubiginosus).”
“The endemic parrot, the Henderson lory (Vini stepheni), feeds largely on the nectar of two plant species, a degree of specialization unknown in nectarivorous birds elsewhere.”
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Words that, as I see it, have some fond connection to the Alice stories through their creation or particular use by Lewis Carroll. I mean to tie them all together with contexty comments!
A work in progress....Birds from around the world (other than endemic to North America).
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