Definitions for ospreyˈɒs pri, -preɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•preyˈɒs pri, -preɪ(n.)(pl.)-preys.
a large, nearly cosmopolitan bird of prey, Pandion haliaetus, that feeds on fish.
Origin of osprey:
1425–75; late ME ospray(e)蠐 L ossifragaossifrage ; cf. MF orfraie, offraie, OF ospres
osprey, fish hawk, fish eagle, sea eagle, Pandion haliaetus(noun)
large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
A bird of prey (Pandion haliaetus) that feeds on fish and has white underparts and long, narrow wings each ending in four finger-like extensions.
aigrette (ornamental feather)
Origin: From Late ospray from ossifragus.