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wat·tle 1

 (wŏt′l)
n.
1.
a. A construction of poles intertwined with twigs, reeds, or branches, used for walls, fences, and roofs.
b. Material used for such construction.
2. Botany Any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
tr.v. wat·tled, wat·tling, wat·tles
1. To construct from wattle.
2. To weave into wattle.

[Middle English wattel, from Old English watel. N., sense 2, short for wattle-tree, from their use in wattle construction .]

wat·tle 2

 (wŏt′l)
n.
A fleshy, wrinkled, often brightly colored fold of skin usually hanging from the neck or throat, characteristic of certain birds, such as chickens or turkeys, and some lizards.

[Early Modern English, of unknown origin.]

wat′tled adj.

wattle

(ˈwɒtəl)
n
1. (Building) a frame of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs, branches, etc, esp when used to make fences
2. (Building) the material used in such a construction
3. (Zoology) a loose fold of skin, often brightly coloured, hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds, lizards, etc
4. (Plants) any of various chiefly Australian acacia trees having spikes of small brightly coloured flowers and flexible branches, which were used by early settlers for making fences. See also golden wattle
5. (Plants) a southern African caesalpinaceous tree, Peltophorum africanum, with yellow flowers
vb (tr)
6. (Building) to construct from wattle
7. (Building) to bind or frame with wattle
8. (Building) to weave or twist (branches, twigs, etc) into a frame
adj
(Building) made of, formed by, or covered with wattle
[Old English watol; related to wethel wrap, Old High German wadal, German Wedel]
ˈwattled adj

wattle

(ˈwɒtəl)
adj
dialect Midland English of poor quality

wat•tle

(ˈwɒt l)

n., v. -tled, -tling,
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.
v.t.
3. to bind, wall, fence, etc., with wattle or wattles.
4. to make or construct by interweaving twigs or branches: to wattle a fence.
adj.
5. built or roofed with wattle or wattles.
[before 900; Middle English wattel, Old English watul covering, akin to wætla bandage]

wat•tle

(ˈwɒt l)
n.
a fleshy lobe hanging down from the throat or chin of certain birds, as the domestic turkey.
[1505–15]

wattle

- The fleshy part hanging from the neck of a turkey or other bird.
See also related terms for turkey.

wattle


Past participle: wattled
Gerund: wattling

Imperative
wattle
wattle
Present
I wattle
you wattle
he/she/it wattles
we wattle
you wattle
they wattle
Preterite
I wattled
you wattled
he/she/it wattled
we wattled
you wattled
they wattled
Present Continuous
I am wattling
you are wattling
he/she/it is wattling
we are wattling
you are wattling
they are wattling
Present Perfect
I have wattled
you have wattled
he/she/it has wattled
we have wattled
you have wattled
they have wattled
Past Continuous
I was wattling
you were wattling
he/she/it was wattling
we were wattling
you were wattling
they were wattling
Past Perfect
I had wattled
you had wattled
he/she/it had wattled
we had wattled
you had wattled
they had wattled
Future
I will wattle
you will wattle
he/she/it will wattle
we will wattle
you will wattle
they will wattle
Future Perfect
I will have wattled
you will have wattled
he/she/it will have wattled
we will have wattled
you will have wattled
they will have wattled
Future Continuous
I will be wattling
you will be wattling
he/she/it will be wattling
we will be wattling
you will be wattling
they will be wattling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wattling
you have been wattling
he/she/it has been wattling
we have been wattling
you have been wattling
they have been wattling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wattling
you will have been wattling
he/she/it will have been wattling
we will have been wattling
you will have been wattling
they will have been wattling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wattling
you had been wattling
he/she/it had been wattling
we had been wattling
you had been wattling
they had been wattling
Conditional
I would wattle
you would wattle
he/she/it would wattle
we would wattle
you would wattle
they would wattle
Past Conditional
I would have wattled
you would have wattled
he/she/it would have wattled
we would have wattled
you would have wattled
they would have wattled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wattle - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizardswattle - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
caruncle, caruncula - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
2.wattle - framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
3.wattle - any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
Acacia auriculiformis, black wattle - Australian tree that yields tanning materials
Acacia cambegei, gidgee, stinking wattle - scrubby Australian acacia having extremely foul-smelling blossoms
Acacia dealbata, mimosa, silver wattle - evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
Acacia pycnantha, golden wattle - shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Verb1.wattle - build of or with wattle
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
2.wattle - interlace to form wattle
interlace, intertwine, lace, twine, enlace, entwine - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
Translations

wattle

1 [ˈwɒtl] N (Constr) → zarzo m
wattle and daubzarzos mpl y barro

wattle

2 [ˈwɒtl] N (Orn) → barba f

wattle

[ˈwɒtəl] nclayonnage m

wattle

n
(= material)Flechtwerk nt; a wattle fenceein Zaun maus Flechtwerk
(Orn) → Kehllappen m

wattle

[ˈwɒtl] n
a. (woven sticks) → graticcio
b. (on turkey) → bargiglio
References in classic literature ?
The huts are dome-shaped, and built, like those of the Zulus, of a framework of wattle, beautifully thatched with grass; but, unlike the Zulu huts, they have doorways through which men could walk.
To the left, not far from the farthest cannon, was a small, newly constructed wattle shed from which came the sound of officers' voices in eager conversation.
The horse kept straight along the road through the drifted snow, and before they had gone another hundred yards the straight line of the dark wattle wall of a barn showed up black before them, its roof heavily covered with snow which poured down from it.
Thirdly, those characters which are mainly distinctive of each breed, for instance the wattle and length of beak of the carrier, the shortness of that of the tumbler, and the number of tail-feathers in the fantail, are in each breed eminently variable; and the explanation of this fact will be obvious when we come to treat of selection.
They are gallant hares, and the scent lies thick right across another meadow and into a ploughed field, where the pace begins to tell; then over a good wattle with a ditch on the other side, and down a large pasture studded with old thorns, which slopes down to the first brook.
They have a kind of tree, which at forty years old loosens in the root, and falls with the first storm: it grows very straight, and being pointed like stakes with a sharp stone (for the HOUYHNHNMS know not the use of iron), they stick them erect in the ground, about ten inches asunder, and then weave in oat straw, or sometimes wattles, between them.
The head was like that of a fowl, the body that of a bloated lizard, the trailing tail was furnished with upward- turned spikes, and the curved back was edged with a high serrated fringe, which looked like a dozen cocks' wattles placed behind each other.
the only man with an eye to a Heaven-ordained gun position, as old Wattles declared one day.
By the afternoon you could see along three miles of beach dark figures with bare legs dashing in and out of the tumbling foam, and rough-look- ing men, women with hard faces, children, mostly fair-haired, were being carried, stiff and dripping, on stretchers, on wattles, on ladders, in a long procession past the door of the 'Ship Inn,' to be laid out in a row under the north wall of the Brenzett Church.
Age and sex also can influence asymmetries for toe, leg, wing, and feather length, as well as wattle area of chickens (Campo et al.
interim update on its operations: At the end of last year Black Wattle,
In its major fire updates, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said the bushfire is burning at Wattle Flat, 37 km north of Bathurst.