(Bots) n. pl. [Cf. Gael. botus belly worm, boiteag maggot.] (Zoöl.) The larvæ of several species
of botfly, especially those larvæ which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed
to be the cause of various ailments. [Written also botts.] See Illust. of Botfly.
(Bot*tine") n. [F. See Boot (for the foot.).]
1. A small boot; a lady's boot.
2. An appliance resembling a small boot furnished with straps, buckles, etc., used to correct or prevent
distortions in the lower extremities of children. Dunglison.
(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 with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids.
2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine.
3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle.
Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound.
Bottle ale, bottled ale. [Obs.] Shak. Bottle brush, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the interior
of bottles. Bottle fish (Zoöl.), 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 S. viridis);
called also foxtail, and green foxtail. Bottle tit (Zoöl.), 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 used in feeding infants.
(Bot"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bottled p. pr. & vb. n. Bottling ] To put into bottles; to inclose
in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up
(Bot"tle), n. [OE. botel, OF. botel, dim. of F. botte; cf. OHG. bozo bunch. See Boss stud.] A
bundle, esp. of hay. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. Shak.
1. Put into bottles; inclosed in bottles; pent up in, or as in, a bottle.
2. Having the shape of a bottle; protuberant. Shak.
(Bot"tle green`) A dark shade of green, like that of bottle glass. Bot"tle-green`, a.
(Bot"tle*head`) n. (Zoöl.) A cetacean allied to the grampus; called also bottle-nosed whale.
There are several species so named, as the pilot whales, of the genus Globicephalus, and one or more
species of Hyperoödon found on the European coast. See Blackfish, 1.
1. One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge.