Bottle-nose
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: bottlenose dolphin. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The puffin. [1913 Webster]

3. a north Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead.

Syn: bottle-nosed whale, bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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} …   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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