Feeding bottle
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feeding bottle — feeding bottles also feeding bottle N COUNT A feeding bottle is a plastic bottle with a special rubber top through which a baby can suck milk or other liquids. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use nursing bottle) …   English dictionary

  • Feeding bottle — Feeding Feed ing, n. 1. the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is eaten; food. [1913 Webster] 3. That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feeding bottle — feeding ,bottle noun count MAINLY BRITISH a BOTTLE for feeding a baby …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feeding-bottle — feeding .bottle n a plastic bottle used for giving milk to a baby or young animal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feeding bottle — noun a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children • Syn: ↑bottle, ↑nursing bottle • Hypernyms: ↑vessel • Part Meronyms: ↑nipple * * * ˈfeeding bottle …   Useful english dictionary

  • feeding bottle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms feeding bottle : singular feeding bottle plural feeding bottles a transparent plastic bottle with a small rubber teat on the top from which a baby or young animal drinks milk …   English dictionary

  • feeding-bottle — see feeding bottle …   English dictionary

  • feeding bottle — bottle used for dispensing water (usually to caged animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feeding bottle — /ˈfidɪŋ bɒtl/ (say feeding botl) noun 1. Also, baby s bottle. a bottle equipped with a teat used to feed liquids to babies. 2. a similar bottle for use with very young animals …   Australian English dictionary

  • feeding bottle — noun A bottle for feeding milk to babies or to the young of other animals …   Wiktionary

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