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Wattle
  • (n.) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile.
  • (n.) A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
  • (n.) A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
  • (n.) Barbel of a fish.
  • (n.) In Australasia, any tree of the genus Acacia; -- so called from the wattles, or hurdles, which the early settlers made of the long, pliable branches or of the split stems of the slender species.
  • (n.) Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used for walls, fences, and the like.
  • (n.) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; -- called also wattle bark.
  • (v. t.) To bind with twigs.
  • (v. t.) To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.
  • (v. t.) To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.

    Wattle (n.) The trees from which the bark is obtained. See Savanna wattle, under Savanna.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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