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1: tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes [syn: ostrich fern, shuttlecock fern, fiddlehead, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Pteretis struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris]
2: New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible [syn: cinnamon fern, fiddlehead, fiddlehead fern, Osmunda cinnamonea]
noun Date: 1882 one of the young unfurling fronds of some ferns that are often eaten as greens — called also fiddlehead fern
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