wattle bark
Mimosa Mi*mo"sa (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? imitator. Cf. {Mime}.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants ({Mimosa sensitiva}, and {Mimosa pudica}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in tanning; -- called also {wattle bark}. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]


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  • wattle bark — Wattle Wat tle, n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering, wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. {Wallet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods. [1913 Webster] And there he built with wattles from the marsh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wattle bark — noun : an astringent bark derived from various Australian acacias and used in tanning …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wattle — Wat tle, n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering, wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. {Wallet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods. [1913 Webster] And there he built with wattles from the marsh A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wattle turkey — Wattle Wat tle, n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering, wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. {Wallet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods. [1913 Webster] And there he built with wattles from the marsh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wattle extract — noun : a vegetable tanning material made from wattle bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • wattle — /wot l/, n., v., wattled, wattling, adj. n. 1. Often, wattles. a number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc. 2. wattles, a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch. 3. (in Australia) any of… …   Universalium

  • wattle — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a interlaced rods and split rods as a material for making fences, walls, etc. b (in sing. or pl.) rods and twigs for this use. 2 an Australian acacia with long pliant branches, with bark used in tanning and golden flowers used as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wattle — /wɒtl / (say wotl) noun 1. (plural or singular) rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or branches of trees, used for making fences, walls, roofs, etc. 2. (plural) the poles forming the framework of a thatched roof. 3. any of the very numerous… …   Australian English dictionary

  • silver wattle — noun evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers • Syn: ↑mimosa, ↑Acacia dealbata • Hypernyms: ↑wattle • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • black wattle — noun Australian tree that yields tanning materials • Syn: ↑Acacia auriculiformis • Hypernyms: ↑wattle • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia * * * noun : any of several Australian acacias (esp …   Useful english dictionary

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