Ospray
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}). [1913 Webster]

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