fiddlehead

[ fid-l-hed ]
/ ˈfɪd lˌhɛd /

noun

Nautical. a billethead having a form similar to the volute carved at the upper end of a violin.
the young, coiled frond of various species of ferns, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin of fiddlehead

First recorded in 1790–1800; fiddle + head
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fiddlehead

fiddleneck

/ (ˈfɪdəlˌhɛd) /

noun

nautical an ornamental carving, in the shape of the scroll at the head end of a fiddle, fitted to the top of the stem or cutwater
US and Canadian the edible coiled tip of a young fern frond
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