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Osprey \Os"prey\, Ospray \Os"pray\, n. [Through OF. fr. L. ossifraga (orig., the bone breaker); prob. influenced by oripelargus (mountain stork, a kind of eagle, Gr. ?); cf. OF. orpres, and F. orfraie. See Ossifrage.] (Zo["o]l.) The fishhawk ( Pandion haliaetus).


n. (dated form of osprey English)

Usage examples of "ospray".

Lastly the race of fowls and various birds, hawks and osprays and gulls seeking their living in the salt water mid the waves of the sea, utter at a different time noises widely different from those they make when they are fighting for food and struggling with their prey.