Middle English ospraifrom Anglo-Norman ospreitfrom Medieval Latin avis praedaebird of prey Latin avisbirdawi- in Indo-European roots Latin praedaegenitive ofpraedabooty, preyghend- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Middle English ospray from Latinossifragus (“bone-breaker").
Osprey Sentence Examples
Birds of prey are very numerous, including several varieties of eaglesthe osprey, the spotted, the golden and the imperial.
Among other members of this order are the eagle, osprey, vulture, buzzard, kite and hawk, with about a dozen species in all.
The golden eagle, bald-headed eagle, osprey and a large variety of hawks are common in Canada, as are the snowy owl, the horned owl and others inhabiting northern climates.