bottle-nosed dolphin definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several marine animals regarding the genus Tursiops, particularly T. truncatus, extensively distributed in temperate and exotic oceans and characterized by a short protruding beak, a large stocky human body, and a prominent falcate dorsal fin. Also known as bottlenose.
    • alternate spelling of bottlenose dolphin.
    • some of a number of dolphins with curved forehead and well-developed beak; mainly of north Atlantic and Mediterranean

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