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wattle

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 wattles plural : poles laid on a roof to support thatch
2 Australia : acacia 2

wattled

play \ˈwä-tᵊld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of wattle

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


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wattle

verb

Definition of wattle

wattled; wattling play \ˈwät-liŋ, ˈwä-tᵊl-iŋ\
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


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wattle

noun

Definition of wattle

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

Origin and Etymology of wattle

origin unknown


WATTLE Defined for Kids

wattle

noun wat·tle \ ˈwä-tᵊl \

Definition of wattle for Students

: 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)

wattled

play \-ᵊld\ adjective


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