Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several species of cetaceans having bottle-shaped noses. Of the species of Hyperoödon, like
H. bidensof the northern seas, about 25 feet long.
- n. In medicine, an eruption of small, red, suppurating tubercles on the nose, such as is produced by intemperate drinking.
- n. A name at St. Andrews, Scotland, of the sea-stickleback
- n. A name for the puffin, Fratercula arctica, from its large red-and-blue beak. See bottle-nosed.
- n. A name of the sea-elephant or elephant-seal, Macrorhinus leoninus, and others of the same genus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A grey cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as Delphinus Tursio and Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus, of Europe.
- n. The puffin.
- n. a north Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead.
- n. any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
- n. northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead
“Cute 'n' cuddly (and how many sea creatures do you know get to claim those adjectives?), the titular bottle-nose dolphin of the classic sixties TV show was a real Up with People kinda mammal.”
“Irish scientists believe that a group of bottle-nose dolphins that live in a river estuary in the southwest of the country have developed their own dialect to communicate with each other: As part of a research project, student Ronan Hickey digitised and analysed a total of 1,882 whistles from the Irish dolphins and those from Cardigan Bay in Wales on a computer and separated them into six fundamental whistle types and 32 different categories.”
“Nearly all visitors (100,000 per year) come to see a group of wild bottle-nose dolphins which has been coming regularly to feed and interact with people at Monkey Mia beach for more than 30 years.”
“TUCHMAN: But the future didn't always appear so bright for these bottle-nose dolphins.”
“And it's a whale of a time to be in London, where a lost and possibly sick bottle-nose whale is causing a stir.”
“Remember last week we showed you these pictures of the bottle-nose whale in the shadow, at one point, of Big Ben.”
“TUCHMAN: ... we see the six female and two male bottle-nose dolphins, that only know how to survive in captivity, not being used to the wild.”
“A rival personage to this little fairy queen is a portly old fellow with a bottle-nose, who goes about in a rusty garb with”
“One of them lifted its bottle-nose clear of the surface and squeaked a reply.”
“Porpus, Skaite, flounder, Salmon, red charr, two speceis of Salmon trout, mountain or speckled trout, and a speceis similar to one of those noticed on the Missouri within the mountains, called in the Eastern states, bottle-nose.”
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A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Looking for tweets for bottle-nose.