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- 1. ostrich fern, shuttlecock fern, fiddlehead, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Pteretis struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris, fern
- usage: tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
- 2. cinnamon fern, fiddlehead, fiddlehead fern, Osmunda cinnamonea, flowering fern, osmund
- usage: New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
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See also: fiddlehead (Dictionary)