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osprey

[ os-pree ]

noun

, plural os·preys.
  1. Also called fish hawk. a large hawk, Pandion haliaetus, that feeds on fish.
  2. a plume for trimming hats.


osprey

/ ˈɒsprɪ; -preɪ /

noun

  1. 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. any of the feathers of various other birds, used esp as trimming for hats


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Word History and Origins

Origin of osprey1

1425–75; late Middle English ospray ( e ) ≪ Latin ossifraga ossifrage; compare Middle French orfraie, offraie, Old French ospres
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Word History and Origins

Origin of osprey1

C15: from Old French ospres, apparently from Latin ossifraga, literally: bone-breaker, from os bone + frangere to break
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Example Sentences

The Osprey Sojourn 45L is an incredibly versatile and durable carry-on suitcase.

Marines can control it via a tablet and it can fit inside a V-22 Osprey aircraft for transport.

We'll be selecting six winners with the most epic photos outdoors to win at least $300 worth in gear from YETI, Osprey, and Sierra Nevada.

The most recent Osprey crash occurred April 11 during an annual exercise in Morocco, killing two Marines.

Major Gruber was a helicopter pilot before he started training to fly the V-22 Osprey in 1997.

In that same year a devastating audio recording surfaced of the commanding officer of the Osprey squadron.

However, the Osprey continues today with a less-than-perfect record.

According to an NPR report, American Marines, using an Osprey aircraft, recovered one of the airmen.

Nor, in the rising flood of our affairs, Fish like an osprey for this eagle longer.But, soft!

I could only see the top of her head, but the hat was a very smart one, with a beautiful osprey in it.

Thus, the osprey, which feeds almost exclusively on fish, is merely a winter visitor to India.

Of the migratory birds of prey the kestrel is perhaps the first to arrive; the osprey and the peregrine falcon are among the last.

The osprey had already risen to a considerable height with his fish, and had started to fly off with it over the woods.

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