Etymology
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lory (n.)

small parrot of New Guinea and Australia, 1690s, from Malay (Austronesian) luri, name of kind of parrot, said to be a dialectal variant of nuri. Related: Lorikeet.

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Definitions of lory

lory (n.)
small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits;
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