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wattle,

in botany: see acaciaacacia
, any plant of the large leguminous genus Acacia, often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). Chiefly of the tropics and subtropics, they are cultivated for decorative and economic purposes.
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wattle

A framework of interwoven rods, poles, or branches.

wattle

1. a loose fold of skin, often brightly coloured, hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds, lizards, etc.
2. any of various chiefly Australian acacia trees having spikes of small brightly coloured flowers and flexible branches, which were used by early settlers for making fences
3. a southern African caesalpinaceous tree, Peltophorum africanum, with yellow flowers
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At 32 wk of age, the left and right wattle length and width (spread flat) were measured.
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One of them, Ross Cook, who works for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) described the wattle walkway dating back to between 4,000 and 3,100 BP (BP meaning Before Present determined as 1950) as "a great find.
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Then I use the wood stakes that come with the wattles to hold the wattles in place.
Although mining has now been completed, stockpiles of Wattle Dam ore will continue to be treated at the Burbanks treatment plant until the March 2013 quarter.
The Red Wattle hog is a large, red hog with a fleshy, decorative, wattle attached to each side of its neck that has no known function.
Deiniol will be ceremoniously put inside a wattle fence which an artist is going to build near the cathedral.
Each bird looked like a rooster on one side, with a long wattle jiggling under its chin, robust legs and bulging muscles.
Several traffic lights had collapsed and many residents had reported water, gas and sewer leaks, Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services spokeswoman Jo Wattle said.