from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various Australasian parrots often having brilliantly colored plumage and having a tongue with a brushlike tip used to feed on nectar and pollen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a large number of parrots constituting the subfamily Loriinæ, or forming a separate family Trichoglossidæ; any brush-tongued parrakeet, or lorikeet.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various small, brightly coloured, parrots native to Australasia. They are usually classified in the subfamily Loriinae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay luri.]


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