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  1. bottle-nosed dolphin.
  2. bottle-nosed whale.
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Origin of bottlenose

First recorded in 1540–50; bottle1 + nose
Related formsbot·tle-nosed, bot·tle·nosed, adjective
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Historical Examples of bottlenose

  • Bottlenose, Coulterneb, and Sea Parrot, may be mentioned as the most commonly used.

    British Sea Birds

    Charles Dixon

  • The bottlenose seal is in general very inactive, but when irritated, is exceedingly revengeful.