Bottle tree
Bottle Bot"tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids. [1913 Webster]

2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle. [1913 Webster]

Note: Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound. [1913 Webster]

{Bottle ale}, bottled ale. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Bottle brush}, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the interior of bottles.

{Bottle fish} (Zo["o]l.), a kind of deep-sea eel ({Saccopharynx ampullaceus}), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won size.

{Bottle flower}. (Bot.) Same as {Bluebottle}.

{Bottle glass}, a coarse, green glass, used in the manufacture of bottles. --Ure.

{Bottle gourd} (Bot.), the common gourd or calabash ({Lagenaria Vulgaris}), whose shell is used for bottles, dippers, etc.

{Bottle grass} (Bot.), a nutritious fodder grass ({Setaria glauca} and {Setaria viridis}); -- called also {foxtail}, and {green foxtail}.

{Bottle tit} (Zo["o]l.), the European long-tailed titmouse; -- so called from the shape of its nest.

{Bottle tree} (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Sterculia rupestris}), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen, trunk.

{Feeding bottle}, {Nursing bottle}, a bottle with a rubber nipple (generally with an intervening tube), used in feeding infants. [1913 Webster]


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  • bottle tree — any of several trees of the genus Brachychiton, native to Australia, characterized by a bottle shaped swelling of the trunk, as B. rupestris (narrow leaved bottle tree) or B. australis (broad leaved bottle tree). [1840 50] * * * ▪ Brachychiton… …   Universalium

  • bottle tree — noun an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton • Syn: ↑bottle tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑flame tree, ↑flame durrajong, ↑Brachychiton acerifolius, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle-tree — noun an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton • Syn: ↑bottle tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑flame tree, ↑flame durrajong, ↑Brachychiton acerifolius, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle tree — /ˈbɒtl tri / (say botl tree) noun 1. any of various tree species with bottle shaped trunks, especially some Australian species of Brachychiton, but also Adansonia gregorii of Australia and Cavanillesia arborea of Brazil. 2. → boab …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottle tree — noun an Australian tree with a swollen bottle shaped trunk containing water. [Adansonia gregorii (a baobab) and Brachychiton rupestre.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • broad-leaved bottle tree. — See under bottle tree. * * * …   Universalium

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