Definition of lourie in English:


(also loerie)


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.’
    • ‘Indigenous forests play host to parrots and louries among many other species of birds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When you stand on Rietfontein ridge what will strike you is the number of grey loeries contentedly flying about your head.’


Afrikaans, from Dutch lori. Compare with lory.