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bot′tle-nosed` dol′phin

any of several dolphins of the genus Tursiops, common in North Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, having a rounded forehead and well-defined beak.
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Noun1.bottlenose - any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beakbottlenose - any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Tursiops, Tursiops - a genus of Delphinidae
Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus - the most common dolphin of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; often kept captive and trained to perform
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops gilli - a bottlenose dolphin found in the Pacific Ocean
2.bottlenose - northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
genus Hyperoodon, Hyperoodon - bottle-nosed whales
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This is your chance to get close and personal with bottle nose dolphins.
The programme features remarkable footage including bottle nose dolphins strand feeding in South Carolina and the abdopus octopus - the only octopus known to regularly leave the water - walking along the exposed reef hunting crabs and fish at low tide.
Three bottle nose dolphins were spotted swimming off the South Dublin coastline in Dalkey on Wednesday.
the Lookout raised something in the distance to windward--and we pulled off to It in two Boats and found it to be a Dead Bottle Nose Grampus which had been killed by the Killers--as their teeth marks were in It.