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 for wattle bark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mimosa \Mi*mo"sa\ (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? imitator. Cf.
     Mime.] (Bot.)
     A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and
     including the sensitive plants ({Mimosa sensitiva, and
     Mimosa pudica).
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     Note: The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several
           kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in
           tanning; -- called also wattle bark. --Tomlinson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wattle \Wat"tle\, n. [AS. watel, watul, watol, hurdle, covering,
     wattle; cf. OE. watel a bag. Cf. Wallet.]
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     1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
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              And there he built with wattles from the marsh
              A little lonely church in days of yore. --Tennyson.
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     2. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly
            colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or
            throat of a bird or reptile.
        (b) Barbel of a fish.
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     4.
        (a) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the
            genus Acacia, used in tanning; -- called also
            wattle bark.
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     5. Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used
        for walls, fences, and the like. "The pailsade of wattle."
        --Frances Macnab.
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     6. (Bot.) In Australasia, any tree of the genus Acacia; --
        so called from the wattles, or hurdles, which the early
        settlers made of the long, pliable branches or of the
        split stems of the slender species. The bark of such trees
        is also called wattle. See also Savanna wattle, under
        Savanna.
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     Wattle turkey. (Zool.) Same as Brush turkey.
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