black wattle

  1. a tree, Acacia mearnsii, native to Australia and Tasmania, having bark used in tanning.

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How to use black wattle in a sentence

  • He then planted the seeds of the black wattle, which grew so well that it was only a question of developing the industry.

    Leather | K. J. Adcock
  • The manch is another tree also common to the two colonies; so is the black-wattle.

    The Bushman | Edward Wilson Landor
  • The quality of them was known in the settlement, where a similar timber was called the black wattle.

British Dictionary definitions for black wattle

black wattle

  1. a small Australian acacia tree, A. mearnsii, with yellow flowers

  2. a tall Australian shrub, Callicoma serratifolia

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