fiddlehead

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noun fid·dle·head \ˈfi-dəl-ˌhed\

Definition of fiddlehead

  1. :  one of the young coiled fronds of some ferns (such as the ostrich fern) that are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable Before the tightly coiled frond of the young fern uncurls, it is called a fiddlehead because of its resemblance to the scrolled head of a violin. — Maria Kourebanas —called also fiddlehead fern

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1882

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