Definition of fiddlehead
: 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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