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2014-04-29 16:29:36

OTTAWA, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Fiddleheads are a green vegetable that is typically available in the spring. They grow along the banks of rivers and streams and are sometimes sold at farmer's markets, roadside stands and grocery stores. Fiddleheads can be safely eaten, but can cause food poisoning if they haven't been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked and stored. There have been reported cases in Canada and the U.S. of people getting sick from eating raw or...

2013-01-31 23:03:11

Vegetarian bed and breakfast in Maine has a new site to represent its history and originality. Brewer, Maine (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 Fiddlehead Inn, Brewer and Bangor Maine´s only vegetarian bed and breakfast, has recently launched its newly designed site, http://www.fiddleheadinn.com. The new site features a clean, “green” look, as the color dominates the header and footer of the site, a Tour the Inn page presenting a slideshow gallery of the two story, three guestroom...

Latest Fiddlehead fern Reference Libraries

2008-06-15 19:42:59

The Black Tree Fern (Cyathea medullaris), is a species of evergreen tree fern endemic to New Zealand. New Zealand forest is evergreen due to the mild climate. Groups of lightly interspersed black tree ferns are common sights and very prominent on the rather steep but overgrown slopes of the North Island volcanic landscape. This fern is found to grow to heights of 65 feet, making it the largest tree fern. It may have been named because the stalk of each mature frond is black with a rather...

2008-06-15 19:35:52

The Interrupted Fern (Osmunda claytoniana), is a fern native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. In eastern North America it occurs from southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec (up to the tree line), east to Newfoundland and south through the Appalachian mountains down to Georgia and west to the Mississippi River. In Asia, it is found in the Himalaya, southern China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. It is found in humid zones, mostly in forests, but also in more open biomes, although rarely in...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'