a tree, Acacia dealbata, of the legume family, native to Australia and Tasmania, having feathery, silver-gray foliage and fragrant yellow flowers.
Why Do We Call It The “Silver Screen”?Since its introduction in the early 20th century, the film industry’s contributions to the English language have been manifold.
Origin of silver wattle
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called mimosa.
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