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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fid-l-hed]
    • /ˈfɪd lˌhɛd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fid-l-hed]
    • /ˈfɪd lˌhɛd/

Definitions of fiddlehead word

  • noun fiddlehead Nautical. a billethead having a form similar to the volute carved at the upper end of a violin. 1
  • noun fiddlehead the young, coiled frond of various species of ferns, eaten as a vegetable. 1
  • noun fiddlehead The young, curled, edible frond of certain ferns. 1
  • noun fiddlehead 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 0
  • noun fiddlehead the edible coiled tip of a young fern frond 0
  • noun fiddlehead a carved decoration on a ship's bow, curved like the scroll of a violin head 0

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Origin of fiddlehead

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1790-1800; fiddle + head

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Parts of speech for Fiddlehead


fiddlehead popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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