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Meaning of fiddlehead

fid•dle•head

Pronunciation: (fid'l-hed"), [key]
— n.
  1. a billethead having a form similar to the volute carved at the upper end of a violin.
  2. the young, coiled frond of various species of ferns, eaten as a vegetable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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