noun \ˈwä-təl\

Definition of WATTLE

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
Australian :  acacia 2
wat·tled \-təld\ adjective

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


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

Definition of WATTLE

transitive verb
:  to form or build of or with wattle
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



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


noun \ˈwät-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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