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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.
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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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When harvesting fiddleheads use a sharp knife and cut the heads off.
The free show open to all ages will feature Celtic music by Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads.
The outdoor garden will feature artwork including: seven walkway Chandeliers which will run along the edge of the Pavilion, a 16' diameter Sun, a green and yellow Icicle Tower, red, blue and neodymium Reeds, a Pink Crystal Tower, Ikebana, Cattails, Fiddleheads, Herons, Floats, Seal Pups and Belugas.
Right now, fiddleheads come from growers in the western part of the state," said Brady.
Anyone experiencing the above symptoms after consuming fiddleheads should seek the advice of a health care professional and contact their local public health unit.
According to Steve Brill in Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants, fiddleheads are safe only before their fronds uncurl.
I would have me a good man who could hunt deer, bear or mountain lions, killing them with his bare hands, and grow fiddleheads and arugula behind our mud hut so that I could follow the Atkins diet and be attractive for him.
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The burgundy-colored cover of the New Testament, with its stylistic border of golden fiddleheads, 260 chapters and 7,927 verses, contains both the Micmac and English language translation.
Around their kitchen table at the end of a long day, we savored our friendship along with mouth-watering meals featuring milkweed tops, fiddleheads, dandelion greens, and wild-berry pies.
Wild rice is a wild food in the same manner as swamp onions and fiddleheads.
Cut off the old fern fronds nearly to the ground, so new ones, called fiddleheads, can come up unencumbered.