Definition of golden wattle in English:

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golden wattle

noun

An Australian acacia with golden flowers.
  • Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: A. pycnatha, whose flowers are used as Australia’s national emblem, and A. longifolia.
Example sentences
  • The smell of the crushed or burning leaves is immediately evocative for most Australians, and the golden wattle has symbolic force, summarising these landscapes of the sun.
  • You can see parrots exploding from clumps of golden wattle and sizzling pink honey myrtle.

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Syllabification: gold·en wat·tle

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