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Definition of wattle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wattle

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːtl//
     
    Parts of animals
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] sticks twisted together as a material for making fences, walls, etc. walls made of wattle and daub
  2. 2[countable] a piece of red skin that hangs down from the throat of a bird such as a turkey See related entries: Parts of animals
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] (especially Australian English) a name for various types of acacia tree
  4. Word Origin sense 1 Old English watul, of unknown origin. sense 2 early 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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