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wattle

[ wot-l ]
/ ˈwɒt l /
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noun

verb (used with object), wat·tled, wat·tling.

adjective

built or roofed with wattle or wattles.

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Origin of wattle

before 900; (noun) Middle English wattel,Old English watul covering, akin to wætla bandage; (v.) Middle English wattelen, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM wattle

un·wat·tled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wattle (1 of 2)

wattle1
/ (ˈwɒtəl) /

noun

verb (tr)

adjective

made of, formed by, or covered with wattle

Derived forms of wattle

wattled, adjective

Word Origin for wattle

Old English watol; related to wethel wrap, Old High German wadal, German Wedel

British Dictionary definitions for wattle (2 of 2)

wattle2
/ (ˈwɒtəl) /

adjective

Midland English dialect of poor quality
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