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os·prey

 (ŏs′prē, -prā)
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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osprey

(ˈɒsprɪ; -preɪ)
n
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osprey - large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for yearsosprey - 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
genus Pandion, Pandion - type genus of the Pandionidae
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Translations
águila pescadoraáguila sangualgavilán pescadorguincho
kalasääskisääksi
halászsas
žuvininkas
visarend
rybołów
fiskgjuse

osprey

[ˈɒspreɪ] Npigargo m, quebrantahuesos m inv
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osprey

nFischadler m
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osprey

[ˈɒspreɪ] nfalco pescatore
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He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots.
Visitors can continue to follow the lives of the Kielder ospreys at Osprey Watch days held at Northumbrian Water's Landal Kielder Waterside, from 10.30am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday, as well as some Wednesdays, until August 18.
BGGW spokeswoman Rebecca Phase said: "We were delighted to see the female osprey known as Mrs G lay her second egg of the 2019 season on Tuesday morning.
As each year has rolled by, more ospreys have settled in Scotland and soon, known osprey locations such as Loch Garten in Speyside and Loch of the Lowes in Perthshire, attracted hordes of people.
OspreyCONNECT is our latest development that allows Osprey to quickly analyze and service machines worldwide.
The osprey is completely submerged for a minute, then bursts out of the water with a fish.
The last Osprey joined the 11 others in the batch that arrived last month at the U.S.
After test flights at the base in the city of Iwakuni, the MV-22 Osprey is scheduled to eventually be deployed at the Marines' Futenma Air Station, situated in a crowded residential area in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, to replace aging CH-46 helicopters.
Subtle sexual dimorphism exists between male and female ospreys (like many other birds of prey): the female osprey is slightly larger than the male, weighs about 20 percent more and has a larger wingspan.
The transplanted osprey chicks are placed in a large, enclosed "hacking box" where they are provided fresh fish, water, and plenty of room to exercise their wings.
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