1540–50; bottle1 + nose

bottle-nosed, bottlenosed, adjective Unabridged
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1. any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean [syn: bottlenose dolphin
2. northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead [syn: bottle-nosed whale
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The bottlenose dolphin brain is larger than the human brain.
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