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n.1.(Zool.) A grey cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as Delphinus Tursio and Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus, of Europe.
2.The puffin.
3.a north Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead.
References in classic literature ?
Those who pleased to do so were allowed to repose implicit faith in an ill-favoured god with a large bottle-nose and fat shapeless arms crossed upon his breast; whilst others worshipped an image which, having no likeness either in heaven or on earth, could hardly be called an idol.
If any of the following whales, shall hereafter be caught and marked, then he can readily be incorporated into this System, according to his Folio, Octavo, or Duodecimo magnitude: --The Bottle-Nose Whale; the Junk Whale; the Pudding-Headed Whale; the Cape Whale; the Leading Whale; the Cannon Whale; the Scragg Whale; the Coppered Whale; the Elephant Whale; the Iceberg Whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale; etc.
The obsequious Muzzle retired, and presently returned, introducing the elderly gentleman in the top-boots, who was chiefly remarkable for a bottle-nose, a hoarse voice, a snuff- coloured surtout, and a wandering eye.
A further 140 disabled young bottle-nose dolphins were released back into the Pacific Ocean, where they face a perilous future after being injured during capture.
The aircraft, which has been christened Koholalele, meaning "flying or leaping whale", depicts Hawaii's endangered marine species with Wyland's images of humpback whales, bottle-nose dolphins, spinner dolphins, tiger sharks, Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles, tropical reef fish and a Laysan albatross.
Wendy has room for five guests, and visitors can often spot bottle-nose dolphins in the bay and there is easy access to exploring the coast.
According to locals, the bottle-nose dolphins have been acting like a bunch of kids, diving in and out of the water.
Attacks The most common cause of porpoise deaths in South Wales are attacks by bottle-nose dolphins.
The bottle-nose is believed to dive deeper than any other whale.