verb (used with object), wat·tled, wat·tling.
- watteau back,
- watterson, henry,
- wattle and daub,
- wattless component,
Origin of wattle
Examples from the Web for wattle
These trade goods they kept in a storehouse made of wattle and daub.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
Candanga, met me in the path and gave me a welcome to his house of wattle and daub.
A high stockade of posts and wattle shut off the view, but over it could be distinguished a thatched roof.The Leopard Woman|Stewart Edward White
In the centre stood the misnamed guest house, a large mud and wattle building, with a veranda gone to decay.The Pools of Silence|H. de Vere Stacpoole
On closer inspection, they were found to be wattle and daub houses, built in English style and whitewashed.
Word Origin for wattle
"fleshy appendage below the neck of certain birds," 1510s (extended jocularly to human beings, 1560s), of uncertain origin and of doubtful relationship to wattle (n.1).
"stakes interlaced with twigs and forming the framework of the wall of a building," Old English watol "hurdle," in plural "twigs, thatching, tiles," related to weðel "bandage," of unknown origin. Surviving in wattle-and-daub "building material for huts, etc." (1808).