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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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Today, lovers of edible wild plants can be found searching fields for wild strawberries or scouring the roadsides for a feed of fiddleheads.
Artist Ilze Arajs brings viewers into the small-scale world of fern fiddleheads by presenting it at human scale.
Menu items will feature fiddleheads, and Alyeska Resort's talented chefs will host hands-on demonstrations and share techniques for cooking with fiddleheads.
The fuzzy fiddleheads unfurl into light green airy fronds, which turn butter yellow then russet in autumn.
It promotes whole grains and organic ingredients through original recipes such as Gingered Beet Greens, Sweet Potato, Onion and Ricotta Tart, and Salmon Burgers, and it offers dishes that use wild ingredients such as fiddleheads and unusual combinations such as sour cherries and chocolate chips (in a dessert, in this case).
World-famous for its fresh seafood, lobster cruises and dinners are popular, while salmon is a favourite, often served with fiddleheads - veg shaped like the instrument.
One of her installations is "Contemplari Natura," a grouping of 21 etchings on copper plates of the flora and fauna of Oregon - from a giant Pacific octopus to shade-loving ferns and fiddleheads - that adorns a long expanse of wood-paneled wall in the lounge of the UO's Ford Alumni Center.
Spring Wildflowers Spring ephemerals will be making their debut at this time of year, woodland wildflowers peep out side-by-side with fern fiddleheads and the delicate greens of the trees and shrubs as they leaf out.
For example, you can whip up a Wild Amaranth Smoothie or prepare Wild Daisy Salad, Sow Thistle Pesto, Sheep Sorrel Soup, Marinated Fiddleheads, or Roasted Veggies with Burdock.
Featuring beautiful, accurate watercolor illustrations by scientifically trained artist Laurie Caple, Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in All Seasons is a picturebook that teaches young readers about the diversity of shapes and sizes that the leaves of different plans come in.
In the summer I gathered fiddleheads from the erratic crick system irrigating the other three fields.
The main course was rainbow trout wrapped in wild leek leaves and fiddleheads sauteed in wild ginger.