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morel

noun mo·rel \mə-ˈrel, m-\

Definition of MOREL

:  any of several edible fungi (genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta) having a conical cap with a highly pitted surface —called also morel mushroom
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Origin of MOREL

French morille, probably from Vulgar Latin *mauricula, from maurus brown, from Latin Maurus inhabitant of Mauretania
First Known Use: 1672

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