Wattle

Wattle may refer to:

*Wattle (anatomy), a fleshy growth hanging from the head or neck of certain animals, including humans
*Wattle-and-daub, a building technique using woven wooden supports packed with clay or mud
*Croatian wattle, decorative pattern found in medieval Croatian art

Wattle may also refer to:

Plants:
* Wattle, a common name for trees and shrubs in the genus "Acacia", especially in Australia and South Africa
*Black Wattle, a common name for several species of "Acacia", as well as the unrelated "Callicoma"

Animals:
*Wattle bagworm, caterpillar native to Southern Africa
*Wattlebird, a member of the Honeyeater family, native to Australia
*Wattle-eye, a family of small insect-eating birds native to Africa

Places:
*Wattle Cove, Auckland, New Zealand
*Wattle Downs, Auckland, New Zealand
*Wattle Glen, Victoria, Australia
*Wattle Grove, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney
*Wattle Grove, Western Australia, a suburb of Perth
*Wattle Hill, New South Wales, a suburb of Leeton
*Wattle Park, Melbourne, a park known for its plantation of wattle trees
*Wattle Park, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide
*Wattle Range Council, a local government area in South Australia
*Wattles House, a house in Omaha, Nebraska, owned by Gurdon Wattles
*Wattles Mansion, a house in Hollywood, California, owned by Gurdon Wattles

Other uses:
*Wattle Day, an Australian celebration of the first day of spring
* Steam tug "Wattle", a vessel formerly in commercial service in Victoria Harbour, Melbourne, Australia


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Synonyms:
(of twigs)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — [wät′ l] n. [ME wattel < OE watul, a hurdle, woven twigs < ? IE * wedh , to knit, bind < base * (a)we > WEAVE] 1. a sort of woven work made of sticks intertwined with twigs or branches, used for walls, fences, and roofs 2. [Brit. Dial …   English World dictionary

  • Wattle — Wat tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wattling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bind with twigs. [1913 Webster] 2. To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wattle — Ⅰ. wattle [1] ► NOUN 1) a material for making fences, walls, etc., consisting of rods or stakes interlaced with twigs or branches. 2) an Australian acacia with long pliant branches and cream, yellow, or golden flowers. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ.… …   English terms dictionary

  • wattle — {{11}}wattle (1) stakes interlaced with twigs and forming the framework of the wall of a building, O.E. watol hurdle, in plural twigs, thatching, tiles, related to weðel bandage, of unknown origin. Surviving in wattle and daub building material… …   Etymology dictionary

  • wattle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wattel, from Old English watel; akin to Old High German wadal bandage Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fabrication of poles interwoven with slender branches, withes, or reeds and used especially formerly in… …   New Collegiate 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 — [[t]wɒ̱t(ə)l[/t]] N UNCOUNT Wattle is a framework made by weaving thin sticks through thick sticks which is used for making fences and walls. [BRIT] ...the native huts of mud and wattle. ...wattle fencing …   English dictionary

  • wattle — I wat•tle [[t]ˈwɒt l[/t]] n. v. tled, tling, adj. 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) to bind, wall,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Wattle — Stakes interwoven with twigs/branches to make a fence or wall; also wattle and daub = the use of mud and clay daubed on a wattle wall …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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