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curlyhead

[ kur-lee-hed ]
/ ˈkɜr liˌhɛd /
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noun

a person whose hair is curly.
curlyheads, (used with a singular or plural verb) a shrubby clematis, Clematis ochroleuca, of the eastern U.S.

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Origin of curlyhead

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; curly + head
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