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

Examples of false morel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Morel mushrooms: Here's what you need to know," 3 Apr. 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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false morel

false mo·​rel | \ -mȯ-ˈrel How to pronounce false morel (audio) \

Medical Definition of false morel

: any fungus of the genus Gyromitra

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