from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various small, brightly coloured, parrots native to Australasia. They are usually classified in the subfamily Loriinae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)