Definition of lory
noun (plural lories)
- a small Australasian and Southeast Asian 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)
late 17th century: from Malay lūrī