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 A little lonely church in days of yore. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (a) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus {Acacia}, used in tanning; -- called also {wattle bark}. [1913 Webster]

5. Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used for walls, fences, and the like. ``The pailsade of wattle.'' --Frances Macnab. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. (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. The bark of such trees is also called wattle. See also {Savanna wattle}, under {Savanna}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{Wattle turkey}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Brush turkey}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   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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