Definition of fiddle–neck
1 : a hairy annual Californian herb (Phacelia tanacetifolia) with large pinnately divided leaves and bluish flowers
2 : a plant of the genus Amsinckia
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Origin and Etymology of fiddle–neck
so called from the shape of the flower racemes
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