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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɒtəl/
- (US) enPR: wätʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈwɒtəl/, [ˈwɑ.ɾl̩]
- Rhymes: -ɒtəl
- Homophone: what'll (in some accents with the wine-whine merger)
wattle (plural wattles)
- A construction of branches and twigs woven together to form a wall, barrier, fence, or roof.
- A single twig or rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
- A wrinkled fold of skin, sometimes brightly coloured, hanging from the neck of birds (such as chicken and turkey) and some lizards.
- A barbel of a fish.
- A decorative fleshy appendage on the neck of a goat.
- Loose hanging skin in the neck of a person.
- Any of several Australian trees and shrubs of the genus Acacia, or their bark, used in tanning.
- wattle and daub
- black wattle (Acacia spp. and Callicoma)
- golden wattle (Acacia pycantha)
- sunshine wattle (Acacia terminalis)
- wattle bagworm (Kotochalia junodi)
- wattlebird (Anthochaera)
- wattle-eye (Platysteiridae)
construction of branches and twigs
fold of skin hanging from the neck of birds
fleshy appendage on the neck of goat
loose hanging skin