• Wattle Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used for walls, fences, and the like.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. t.) To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.
- (n.) A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
- (n.) The trees from which the bark is obtained. See Savanna wattle, under Savanna.
- (n.) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; -- called also wattle bark.
- (n.) A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
- (v. t.) To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.
- (v. t.) To bind with twigs.
- (n.) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile.
- (n.) Barbel of a fish.
• Wattled Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Wattle
- (a.) Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat.