Definition of headnote
1 : a prefixed note of comment or explanation
2 : a note prefixed to the report of a decided legal case
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Ingredients For the syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 2 pandan leaves, trimmed and tied into separate knots (see headnote)
From Washington Post Food staff writer Tim Carman. 7 cups filtered water, or more as needed 12 ounces fresh, medium-dark beans, coarsely ground (see headnote) Secure the stopper in the bottom of the brewing container.
Ingredients For the dish 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon jasmine rice (may substitute white long-grain rice) 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed 7 ounces coconut milk (from a refrigerated carton, not full-fat from a can; see headnote)
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Legal Definition of headnote
: a summary prefixed to the report of a decided legal case stating the principles or rulings of the decision and usually the main facts of the case
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