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n. pl. os·preys
1. A fish-eating raptor (Pandion haliaetus) found almost worldwide, having plumage that is dark on the back and mostly white below. Also called fish hawk.
2. A plume formerly used to trim women's hats.
[Middle English osprai, from Anglo-Norman ospreit, from Medieval Latin avis praedae, bird of prey : Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + Latin praedae, genitive of praeda, booty, prey; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Animals) a large broad-winged fish-eating diurnal bird of prey, Pandion haliaetus, with a dark back and whitish head and underparts: family Pandioridae. Often called (US and Canadian): fish hawk
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any of the feathers of various other birds, used esp as trimming for hats
[C15: from Old French ospres, apparently from Latin ossifraga, literally: bone-breaker, from os bone + frangere to break]
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os•prey(ˈɒs pri, -preɪ)
n., pl. -preys.
a large, nearly cosmopolitan bird of prey, Pandion haliaetus, that feeds on fish.
[1425–75; late Middle English ospray(e) « Latin ossifraga ossifrage; compare Middle French orfraie, offraie, Old French ospres]
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|Noun||1.||osprey - large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years|
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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n → Fischadler m
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osprey[ˈɒspreɪ] n → falco pescatore
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