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Wattle

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Was the popular name given to the Acacia genus of plants found in abundance in the Colony by the early settlers. They brought with them from England the ‘wattle and ...

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Wattle

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Was the popular name given to the Acacia genus of plants found in abundance in the Colony by the early settlers. They brought with them from England the ‘wattle and ...

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wattle

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

In birds, a bare, fleshy area of skin, often highly coloured and pendulous, that usually hangs from the gape, around the eye, or on the throat. Wattles are used mainly in display and some...

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wattle

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 18 words.

Sticks or stakes that have been interwoven with branches and twigs to form fences, walls, and roofs.

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wattle

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 38 words.

In birds, a bare, fleshy area of skin, often highly coloured and pendulous, that usually hangs from the gape, around

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wattle

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 38 words.

In birds, a bare, fleshy area of skin, often highly coloured and pendulous, that usually hangs from the gape, around

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Wattle

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 51 words.

Australian settlers built wattle-and-daub huts after the English manner from twigs of the abundant acacia trees, which hence became known

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Wattles

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

English or Scottish: unexplained.

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wattle

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 210 words.

battle, cattle, chattel, embattle, prattle, rattle, Seattle, tattle • fractal • cantle, covenantal, mantel, mantle, Prandtl •

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wattle

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 210 words.

battle, cattle, chattel, embattle, prattle, rattle, Seattle, tattle • fractal • cantle, covenantal, mantel, mantle, Prandtl •

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wattle

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 24 words.

(pl. and coll. sg.) stakes intertwined with twigs or branches used as fencing, etc. OE. watul, of uncert.

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