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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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.
'Send him up.' 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.
The average lifespan for a bottle-nose dolphin in the wild is less than 17 years.
The marine biodiversity in the Davao gulf is so rich that apart from being a major fishing ground for fisher folk in the region, the gulf is known to be the feeding ground for sperm whales, killer whales, and bottle-nose dolphins.
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.
The bottle-nose is believed to dive deeper than any other whale.