Definition of lourie in English:

lourie

(also loerie)

noun

South African
  • another term for turaco and go-away bird
    • ‘Birdlife is good and include Augur buzzard, Denhams bustard, white-necked raven and purple crested lourie.’
    • ‘In southern Africa both turacos and go-away birds are commonly known as louries.’
    • ‘Monkeys, bush babies and many exotic and colourful bird species - including the emerald cuckoo, both purple-crested and Livingstone's louries and the pink-throated longclaw - can be spotted from the viewing decks.’
    • ‘Indigenous forests play host to parrots and louries among many other species of birds.’
    • ‘When you stand on Rietfontein ridge what will strike you is the number of grey loeries contentedly flying about your head.’

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch lori. Compare with lory.

Pronunciation

lourie

/ˈlaʊəri/