bottle nose
Puffin Puf"fin (p[u^]f"f[i^]n), n. [Akin to puff.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An arctic sea bird {Fratercula arctica}) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also {bottle nose}, {cockandy}, {coulterneb}, {marrot}, {mormon}, {pope}, and {sea parrot}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other related species, as the horned puffin ({Fratercula corniculata}), the tufted puffin ({Lunda cirrhata}), and the razorbill. [1913 Webster]

{Manx puffin}, the Manx shearwater. See under {Manx}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The puffball. [1913 Webster]

3. A sort of apple. [Obs.] --Rider's Dict. (1640). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bottle-nose — Bot tle nose Bottle nosed dolphin Bot tle nosed dolphin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A grey cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as {Delphinus Tursio} and {Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus}, of Europe. Note: Also {Tursiops truncatus} a synonym? Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle nose — /ˈbɒtl noʊz/ (say botl nohz) noun a swollen red or purple pimply nose, popularly believed to be caused by alcoholic drink. –bottle nosed /ˈbɒtl noʊzd/ (say botl nohzd), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottle-nose — noun see bottle nosed dolphin …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle nose — noun : a swollen or protuberant and sometimes ruddy nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle-nose dolphin — noun see bottle nosed dolphin …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle-nose porpoise — noun see bottle nosed dolphin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bottle-nosed dolphin — Bottle nose Bot tle nose Bottle nosed dolphin Bot tle nosed dolphin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A grey cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as {Delphinus Tursio} and {Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus}, of Europe. Note: Also {Tursiops truncatus} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle-nosed dolphin — noun any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean • Syn: ↑bottlenose dolphin, ↑bottlenose • Hypernyms: ↑dolphin • Hyponyms: ↑Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle-nosed — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having a bottle nose a large, shapeless man, bottle nosed and evidently no ascetic at table G.B.Shaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bottle-nosed — Bot tle nosed ( n[=o]zd), a. Having the nose bottle shaped, or large at the end. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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