wattle

[ UK /wˈɒtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈwɑtəɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
  2. framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence
  3. a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
VERB
  1. build of or with wattle
  2. interlace to form wattle
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How To Use wattle In A Sentence

  • Some of the most charismatic cloud forest species such as the resplendent quetzal (Pharomacrus mocinno) and three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) are equally dependent on the seasonal moist forests as they migrate annually to these moist forests at the completion of their breeding season. Costa Rican seasonal moist forests
  • They were replaced by shanties and shacks built of nothing more than clapboard or wattle and daub with dark and threatening alleyways between.
  • The following morning Hilary was already under the wattle tree when he came outside for playtime. FAIRYLAND
  • The spot-breasted lapwing is distinguished from its close relatives by the fleshy wattles in front of its eyes and by its black-spotted breast. Mystery bird: Spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus
  • For botany lessons, we crossed the road into the botanical gardens, there to examine the leaves of ash, oak, elm, plane, pine but no wattles, gums or banksias.
  • The members of Eurylaiminae are variable in their plumage; the wattled broadbills have an eye ring of large blue wattles.
  • The walls of the pit would be lined with wooden planks or wattle, and the floor could also be planked.
  • The following morning Hilary was already under the wattle tree when he came outside for playtime. FAIRYLAND
  • Cracids may have a casque, hard comb, wattle or fleshy knob at the base of the bill.
  • Men do not actually "die of a rose in aromatic pain," though many may become uncomfortable and fidgety by sniffing delicious wattle-blossom; and one of the crinum lilies owes its specific title, (PESTILENTIS) to the ill effects of its stainless flowers, those who camp in places where the plant is plentiful being apt to be seized with violent sickness. My Tropic Isle
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