morel

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noun mo·rel \mə-ˈrel, mȯ-\

Definition of morel

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

Origin and Etymology of morel

French morille, probably from Vulgar Latin *mauricula, from maurus brown, from Latin Maurus inhabitant of Mauretania


First Known Use: 1653


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