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wattle

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noun wat·tle \ˈwä-təl\

Definition of wattle

  1. 1 a :  a fabrication of poles interwoven with slender branches, withes, or reeds and used especially formerly in building b :  material for such construction c plural :  poles laid on a roof to support thatch

  2. 2 Australian :  acacia 2

wattled

play \-təld\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of wattle

Middle English wattel, from Old English watel; akin to Old High German wadal bandage


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wattle

verb wat·tle

Definition of wattle

wattled

wattling

play \ˈwät-liŋ, ˈwä-təl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form or build of or with wattle

  3. 2 a :  to form into wattle :  interlace to form wattle b :  to unite or make solid by interweaving light flexible material



14th Century

First Known Use of wattle

14th century


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wattle

noun wat·tle

Definition of wattle

  1. :  a fleshy pendulous process usually about the head or neck (as of a bird)



Origin and Etymology of wattle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1513

Rhymes with wattle


WATTLE Defined for Kids

wattle

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noun wat·tle \ˈwä-təl\

Definition of wattle for Students

  1. :  a fleshy flap of skin that hangs usually from the neck (as of a bird)




Medical Dictionary

wattle

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noun wat·tle \ˈwät-əl\

Medical Definition of wattle

  1. :  a fleshy process that hangs usually from the head or neck (as of a bird)

wattled

\-əld\play adjective



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