1. small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lory \Lo"ry\, n.; pl. Lories. [Hind. & Malay. l[=u]r[imac],
Any one of many species of small parrots of the family
Trichoglossid[ae], generally having the tongue papillose at
the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less toothed than
in common parrots. They are found in the East Indies,
Australia, New Guinea, and the adjacent islands. They feed
mostly on soft fruits and on the honey of flowers.
Note: The lory, or louri, of South Africa is the
white-crested plantain eater or turacou. See Turacou.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-
tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits