Meaning of golden wattle

gold'en wat'tle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a broad-leaved, Australian acacia, Acacia pycnantha, of the legume family, having short clusters of yellow flowers and yielding tanbark and a useful gum.
  2. any similar acacia, esp. A. longifolia, of Australia and Tasmania.
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