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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.
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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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