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English noun: fiddlehead

1. fiddlehead (plant) tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes


SynonymsMatteuccia struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris, ostrich fern, Pteretis struthiopteris, shuttlecock fern


Broader (hypernym)fern


Member meronymgenus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis

2. fiddlehead (plant) New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible


Synonymscinnamon fern, fiddlehead fern, Osmunda cinnamonea


Broader (hypernym)flowering fern, osmund









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