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Wattle


WATTLE, noun [Latin , a shoot.]

1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.

2. The fleshy excrescence that grows under the throat of a cock or turkey, or a like substance on a fish.

3. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

WATTLE, verb transitive

1. To bind with twigs.

2. To twist or interweave twigs one with another; to plat; to for a kind of network with flexible branches; as, to wattle a hedge.