false morel


Definition of false morel

: any of a genus (Gyromitra) of fungi that are often poisonous and have a cap with convolutions resembling a brain

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Recent Examples on the Web Cut each one in half just before cooking to ensure that no false morels are present. Outdoor Life, 8 Apr. 2020 Watch out for false morel mushrooms, which can sometimes be toxic. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2020 Most false morels will have wrinkly, almost shriveled-looking caps instead of pits. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2020 Other mushrooms, such as the false morel, are darker in color, look like a brain, don't include noticeable stems, and should be avoided. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of false morel

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“False morel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20morel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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Medical Definition of false morel

: any fungus of the genus Gyromitra

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