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1wattle

noun wat·tle \ˈwä-təl\

Definition of WATTLE

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
Australian :  acacia 2
wat·tled \-təld\ adjective
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Origin of WATTLE

Middle English wattel, from Old English watel; akin to Old High German wadal bandage
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WATTLE

2wattle

verb
wat·tledwat·tling \ˈwät-liŋ, ˈwä-təl-iŋ\

Definition of WATTLE

transitive verb
1
:  to form or build of or with wattle
2
a :  to form into wattle :  interlace to form wattle
b :  to unite or make solid by interweaving light flexible material

First Known Use of WATTLE

14th century

Rhymes with WATTLE

3wattle

noun

Definition of WATTLE

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

Origin of WATTLE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1513
WATTLING Defined for Kids

wattle

noun wat·tle \ˈwä-təl\

Definition of WATTLE for Kids

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

wattle

noun wat·tle \ˈwät-əl\

Medical Definition of WATTLE

:  a fleshy process that hangs usually from the head or neck (as of a bird)
wat·tled \-əld\ adjective

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