- a carved decoration on a ship's bow, curved like the scroll of a violin head
Origin of fiddleheadso named from its shape the coiled tip of a young fern of any of certain species, often cooked and eaten as a vegetable; crosieralso called fiddlehead fern
- A curved, scroll-like ornament at the top of a ship's bow resembling that on the head of a violin.
- The young, coiled, edible frond of any of various ferns. Also called crosier .