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wattled (ˈwɒtəld) 



  1. (zoology) having wattles

wattle1 (ˈwɒtəl Pronunciation for wattle1



  1. a frame of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs, branches, etc, esp when used to make fences
  2. the material used in such a construction
  3. a loose fold of skin, often brightly coloured, hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds, lizards, etc
  4. 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 See also golden wattle
  5. a southern African caesalpinaceous tree, Peltophorum africanum, with yellow flowers

verb (transitive)

  1. to construct from wattle
  2. to bind or frame with wattle
  3. to weave or twist (branches, twigs, etc) into a frame


  1. made of, formed by, or covered with wattle

Derived Forms

ˈwattled adjective

Word Origin

Old English watol; related to wethel wrap, Old High German wadal, German Wedel

Example Sentences Including 'wattled'

After his arrival Joseph erected on the island of Ynyswytryn a chapel of wattled work, some sixty feet long by twenty feet wide.
Richardson, Alan Priestess - the life and magic of Dion Fortune
Heavily minted baubles adorn their wrists and finely wattled necks.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
Its head rose long and narrow from a skinny neck, so that the warty, wattled face seemed to float in front of the rest of it.
Kerr, Katharine A Time of War


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