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wat·tle  audio  (wtl) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A construction of poles intertwined with twigs, reeds, or branches, used for walls, fences, and roofs.
    2. Material used for such construction.
  1. A fleshy, wrinkled, often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat, characteristic of certain birds, such as chickens or turkeys, and some lizards.
  2. Botany Any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
wat·tled, wat·tling, wat·tles
  1. To construct from wattle.
  2. To weave into wattle.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English wattel, from Old English watel, hurdle

OTHER FORMS:
wattled(Adjective)


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