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Meaning of WATTLE

Pronunciation:  'wâtl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence
  2. [n]  a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
  3. [v]  interlace to form wattle
  4. [v]  build of or with wattle

WATTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: lappet
 See Also: build, caruncle, caruncula, construct, enlace, entwine, frame, framework, framing, interlace, intertwine, lace, make, twine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wat"tle\, n.
    1. Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used
       for walls, fences, and the like. ``The pailsade of
       wattle.'' --Frances Macnab.
    2. (Bot.) 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.
  2. \Wat"tle\, n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering,
    wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. {Wallet}.]
    1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
             And there he built with wattles from the marsh A
             little lonely church in days of yore. --Tennyson.
    2. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
    3. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly
           colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or
           throat of a bird or reptile.
       (b) Barbel of a fish.
       (a) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the
           genus {Acacia}, used in tanning; -- called also
           {wattle bark}.
       (b) (Bot.) The trees from which the bark is obtained. See
           {Savanna wattle}, under {Savanna}.
    {Wattle turkey}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Brush turkey}.
  3. \Wat"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wattled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To bind with twigs.
    2. To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to
       form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.
    3. To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.
             The folded flocks, penned in their wattled cotes.