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Definition 1: New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for fiddlehead in the sense of this definition

(fiddlehead is a kind of ...) any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters

Definition 2: tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for fiddlehead in the sense of this definition

(fiddlehead is a kind of ...) any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores

(... is a member of fiddlehead) small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae

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