lorikeet definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few tiny, often brilliantly colored Australasian parrots that supply mainly on soft fruits or even the nectar and pollen of blossoms and blooming woods.
    • any one of different tiny, brightly coloured, parrots native to Australasia. They are usually classified into the subfamily Loriinae.
    • anyone numerous species of tiny brush-tongued parrots or lories, discovered mostly in Australia, New Guinea and also the adjacent countries, with some types into the East Indies. They've been arboreal inside their practices and feed mainly upon the honey of flowers. They participate in Trichoglossus, Loriculus, and many allied genera.
    • A small parrot of the genus Trichoglossus, or, in a wider use, of the subfamily Trichoglossinæ; a type of lory.
    • any one of different little lories

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