osprey

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An osprey.
An osprey in flight.

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle English ospray, from Anglo-Norman ospriet, from Medieval Latin avis prede (bird of prey), a generic term apparently confused with this specific bird in Old French on its similarity to ossifrage.

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osprey (plural ospreys)

  1. A bird of prey (Pandion haliaetus) that feeds on fish and has white underparts and long, narrow wings each ending in four finger-like extensions.
  2. aigrette (ornamental feather)

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