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, "How to Hunt Morel Mushrooms Like Your Life Depends on It," 8 Apr. 2020 Watch out for false morel mushrooms, which can sometimes be toxic. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Improve Your Odds When Hunting Morel Mushrooms This Spring," 28 Apr. 2020 Most false morels will have wrinkly, almost shriveled-looking caps instead of pits. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Improve Your Odds When Hunting Morel Mushrooms This Spring," 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, "Morel mushrooms: Here's what you need to know," 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 18 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of false morel

: any fungus of the genus Gyromitra

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