Definition of Golden wattle

1. Noun. Shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental.

Exact synonyms: Acacia Pycnantha
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Wattle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Wattle

golden shower tree
golden showers
golden sombrero
golden spleen
golden staph
golden star
golden stars
golden syrup
golden thistle
golden thread
golden ticket
golden touch
golden trumpet
golden warbler
golden wattle (current term)
golden wedding
golden wedding anniversary
golden willow
golden wonder millet
golden yarrow
golden years

Literary usage of Golden wattle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wattles and Wattle-barks: Being Hints on the Conservation and Cultivation of by Joseph Henry Maiden (1890)
"This bark contains 10'2 per cent, of tannin. (Staiger.) Queensland. 30. Acacia longifolia, Willd., B.FL, ii., 397. "golden wattle," ""WHITE SALLOW," " SALLY ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"And though this may not be the ' merry month of May,' yet it is the time of glorious golden wattle,—wattle waving by the river's bank, nodding aloft its ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"The golden wattle in S. Australia is very strong in tannin but is not hardy. golden wattle in NS Wales contains less tannin. Varieties of mimosa in S. ..."

4. Travels in Western Australia: Being a Description of the Various Cities and by May Vivienne (1902)
"The drive over the bloom-covered slopes of the park, the sweet odours of the pretty flowers of the Bush mingling with that of the golden wattle, ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The pods and bark contain about as much tannin as A. Arabica. "golden wattle," or "Broad-leaved wattle" (.4. pyc- ..."

6. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"This is a rapid-growing Australian tree, called the golden wattle. ... The bark of the golden wattle tree contains about 25 per cent of tannin, ..."

7. The Principles of Leather Manufacture by H[enry] R[ichardson] Procter (1903)
"A. longifolia, the golden wattle of New South Wales, only contains half as much ... A. prominens, the bark of which resembles that of the golden wattle, ..."

8. Cassell's Picturesque Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris (1890)
"In Australia every native shrub and tree is redolent of balmy perfume, but the golden wattle is still the hawthorn-king of the perfumed realm. ..."

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