1. any of a genus (Tursiops) of marine dolphins with a bottle-shaped snout: an easily trained species (T. truncatus) is used in aquarium shows and scientific study
: also called bottle-nosed dolphin
2. any of a genus (Hyperoodon, family Ziphiidae) of toothed whales having a similar beaklike snout
: also called bottle-nosed whale
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