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fid·dle·head

 (fĭd′l-hĕd′)
n.
1. A curved, scroll-like ornament at the top of a ship's bow resembling that on the head of a violin.
2. The young, coiled, edible frond of any of various ferns. Also called crosier.

fiddlehead

(ˈfɪdəlˌhɛd) or

fiddleneck

n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical an ornamental carving, in the shape of the scroll at the head end of a fiddle, fitted to the top of the stem or cutwater
2. (Botany) US and Canadian the edible coiled tip of a young fern frond

fid•dle•head

(ˈfɪd lˌhɛd)

n.
the young coiled frond of a fern.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddlehead - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumesfiddlehead - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis - small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae
2.fiddlehead - New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green frondsfiddlehead - New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
osmund, flowering fern - any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters
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