noun Etymology: French, probably from obsolete Dutch loeris simpleton Date: 1774 any of several nocturnal slow-moving tailless arboreal primates (family Lorisidae): as a. a slim-bodied primate (Loris tardigradus) of southern India and Sri Lanka b. either of two larger related primates (Nycticebus pygmaeus or N. coucang) of southeastern Asia that are heavier limbed and slower moving

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