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.