Wattle turkey. (Zoöl.) Same as Brush turkey.

(Wat"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wattled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wattling ]

1. To bind with twigs.

2. To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.

3. To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.

The folded flocks, penned in their wattled cotes.

(Wat"tle*bird`) n.

1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of honey eaters belonging to Anthochæra and allied genera of the family Meliphagidæ. These birds usually have a large and conspicuous wattle of naked skin hanging down below each ear. They are natives of Australia and adjacent islands.

The best-known species (Anthochæra carunculata) has the upper parts grayish brown, with a white stripe on each feather, and the wing and tail quills dark brown or blackish, tipped with withe. Its wattles, in life, are light blood-red. Called also wattled crow, wattled bee-eater, wattled honey eater. Another species (A. inauris) is streaked with black, gray, and white, and its long wattles are white, tipped with orange. The bush wattlebirds, belonging to the genus Anellobia, are closely related, but lack conspicuous wattles. The most common species (A. mellivora) is dark brown, finely streaked with white. Called also goruck creeper.

2. (Zoöl.) The Australian brush turkey.

(Wat"tled) a. Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat.

The wattled cocks strut to and fro.

(Wat"tling) n. The act or process of binding or platting with twigs; also, the network so formed.

Made with a wattling of canes or sticks.

(Watt"me`ter) n. [Watt + meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring power in watts, — much used in measuring the energy of an electric current.

(Waucht, Waught) n. [Cf. Quaff.] A large draught of any liquid. [Scot.] Jamieson.

(Waul) v. i. [Of imitative origin.] To cry as a cat; to squall; to wail. [Written also wawl.]

The helpless infant, coming wauling and crying into the world.
Sir W. Scott.

(Waur) a. [See Worse.] Worse. [Scot.]

Murder and waur than murder.
Sir W. Scott.

(Wave) v. t. See Waive. Sir H. Wotton. Burke.

4. (a) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; — called also wattle bark. (b) (Bot.) The trees from which the bark is obtained. See Savanna wattle, under Savanna.

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