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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 .]
A fleshy, wrinkled, often brightly colored fold of skin usually hanging from the neck or throat, characteristic of certain birds, reptiles, and mammals.
[Early Modern English, of unknown origin.]
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