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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old French osfraie, from Latin ossifraga 'sea eagle', from os 'bone' + frangere 'to break'

osprey

noun
     
os‧prey [countable]
HBB a type of large bird that kills and eats fish
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