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Synonyms for fiddlehead

tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes

New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds

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After a meal of fiddlehead ferns and banana flowers, the front room begins to fill with village men who spill out onto the porch and linger in the doorway.
Crabapples, nuts and berries; wild mushrooms; fiddlehead ferns, dandelions and chickweed are all delicious, nutritious and free for the taking.
Also, Mario Batali wrote a haiku about fiddlehead ferns and somehow managed to use the word "ejaculate.
Her years spent living in the Oregon woods propelled her toward landscape imagery in her work: labia melded together with tree roots and fiddlehead ferns to create immensely sensual and provocative portraits of female sexuality and female connections to the earth.
Many of the ideas presented are on the cutting edge and deal with anything from abstract conucepts to fiddlehead ferns, from a number to numeral, from software to the nuts and bolts of a computer.
A few miles away from this bargain basement of retail therapy is the Vermont Country Store in Weston, selling everything from traditional canoes to tins of fiddlehead ferns.
As he waits for airplanes that never come, he lives on "seaweed, the tops of fiddlehead ferns, the few berries .
Given that only seafoods and a few plant foods (flax, walnuts, fiddlehead ferns, purslane, certain vegetable oils) are good sources of omega-3s, food manufacturers have been quick to launch a variety of omega-3-enriched products.
Fiddlehead ferns, exotic chards, amaranth and the like may pop up with your main course.
Fiddlehead ferns collected in the forest were boiled, then spiced and sauteed.
However, in May 1994, outbreaks of food poisoning were associated with eating raw or lightly cooked fiddlehead ferns in New York and western Canada.
What a treat it was to leaf through it, to think about local asparagus in a savory custard, Salmon with Ramps and Peas, and Fiddlehead Ferns and Morels on Garlic Toast.
Fiddlehead Ferns: Fiddlehead ferns grow along the rivers in northern Maine.
A Brilliant green and feathered, fiddlehead ferns are a welcome sign that spring has arrived.
They wore tea-length empire-waist gowns of emerald green silk shantung and carried bouquets of white lilac, stock, and tweedia with lavender, sweet peas and Freesias accented with maidenhair and fiddlehead ferns tied with banyan root.