Definition of golden wattle in English:

golden wattle


  • An Australian acacia with golden flowers.

    Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: A. pycnatha, whose flowers are used as Australia's national emblem, and A. longifolia

    • ‘You can see parrots exploding from clumps of golden wattle and sizzling pink honey myrtle.’
    • ‘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.’