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Definition of "osprey" []

  • A fish-eating hawk (Pandion haliaetus) having plumage that is dark on the back and white below. Also called fish hawk. (noun)
  • A plume formerly used to trim women's hats. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "osprey" in a sentence
  • "An eagle flew overhead, then a bird Alex said was called an osprey."
  • "The osprey is a cuter as well as a heavier bird, and, in the phrase of the blacks, “That fella carn let go!”"
  • "Yes, the osprey was a wonderful fisherman, who could snatch a fish from the water in his sure claws."