Definition of lorikeet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lorikeet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɒrɪkiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːrəkiːt//
 
, NAmE//ˈlɑːrəkiːt//
 
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a small bird found mainly in New Guinea See related entries: Birds Word Origin late 18th cent.: diminutive of lory, a small Australasian and SE Asian parrot; on the pattern of parakeet.