Bottle


Bottle
Bottle Bot"tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids. [1913 Webster]

2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle. [1913 Webster]

Note: Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound. [1913 Webster]

{Bottle ale}, bottled ale. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Bottle brush}, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the interior of bottles.

{Bottle fish} (Zo["o]l.), a kind of deep-sea eel ({Saccopharynx ampullaceus}), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won size.

{Bottle flower}. (Bot.) Same as {Bluebottle}.

{Bottle glass}, a coarse, green glass, used in the manufacture of bottles. --Ure.

{Bottle gourd} (Bot.), the common gourd or calabash ({Lagenaria Vulgaris}), whose shell is used for bottles, dippers, etc.

{Bottle grass} (Bot.), a nutritious fodder grass ({Setaria glauca} and {Setaria viridis}); -- called also {foxtail}, and {green foxtail}.

{Bottle tit} (Zo["o]l.), the European long-tailed titmouse; -- so called from the shape of its nest.

{Bottle tree} (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Sterculia rupestris}), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen, trunk.

{Feeding bottle}, {Nursing bottle}, a bottle with a rubber nipple (generally with an intervening tube), used in feeding infants. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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