Mor·​chel·​la | \ mȯ(r)ˈkelə \

Definition of Morchella

: a genus of edible fungi (family Helvellaceae) having an irregularly folded and pitted apothecium grown around the upper part of the stalk — see morel

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Other Words from Morchella

morchelloid \ -​eˌlȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Morchella

New Latin, from German morchel morel, from Old High German morhila

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“Morchella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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