Definition of lory in US English:

lory

noun

  • A small Australasian and Southeast Asia parrot with a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and pollen, having mainly green plumage with patches of bright color.

    Family Loridae (or Psittacidae): several genera and species, e.g. the brightly colored rainbow lory or rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Origin

Late 17th century: from Malay lūrī.

Pronunciation

lory

/ˈlôrē/