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noun 
  1. 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.
Quotations
  • 1594: I will provide thee of a princely . — Peele, Battle of Alcazar
  • c. 1612-13: But (oh Jove!) your actions, / Soon as they move, as ospreys do the fish, / Subdue before they touch. — Shakespeare, Fletcher, Two Noble Kinsmen
  • Translations: 
    • Dutch: visarend(nl)m
    • French: aigle píªcheur
    • German: Fischadler
    • Italian: falco pescatore(it)m
    • Spanish: guincho(es, í¡guila pescadora, f}}, m(es, í¡guila sangual, f}}, {{t-, es, gavilí¡n pescador), {{t-, es)m
    Etymology: Late Middle English ospray from Latin ossifragus ("bone-breaker").


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