from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small, often brilliantly colored Australasian parrots that feed primarily on soft fruits or the nectar and pollen of flowers and blooming trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various small, brightly coloured, parrots native to Australasia. They are usually classified in the subfamily Loriinae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one numerous species of small brush-tongued parrots or lories, found mostly in Australia, New Guinea and the adjacent islands, with some forms in the East Indies. They are arboreal in their habits and feed largely upon the honey of flowers. They belong to Trichoglossus, Loriculus, and several allied genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small parrot of the genus Trichoglossus, or, in a broader use, of the subfamily Trichoglossinæ; a kind of lory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small lories
lor(y) + (para)keet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)