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

Definition of morel

: any of several edible fungi (genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta) having a conical cap with a highly pitted surface

called also morel mushroom

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Dungeness crab sits atop miang kham, little betel leaf wraps; braised pork cheek comes dusted with truffle powder; and prawn cakes get a hit of flavor from local morel mushrooms. Fortune, "Vancouver Is a Haven for Cheap but Delicious Tasting Menus," 18 Aug. 2019 Grilled quail, stuffed with merguez sausage and pain de mais, gets an ode-to-spring medley of fava beans, asparagus and morel mushrooms (chanterelles by now). Phil Vettel,, "Triple-threat dining: Aboyer and Silencieux join George Trois for a Winnetka trifecta," 5 Aug. 2019 But these delicacies also grow in Morocco, says Ramsay, along with mushrooms such as morels, porcinis, and chanterelles. Brooke Sabin, National Geographic, "How to explore the world like Gordon Ramsay," 15 July 2019 The excellent brigand’s hat pasta, strewn with meaty honeycombs of wild morel mushrooms and withered ramps in springtime, turns into a more keenly aromatic dish by June: now it’s chanterelle mushrooms lathered in basil-intensive butter. Patricia Escárcega,, "Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?," 27 June 2019 Areas in the Rocky Mountains that have burned recently and received abundant rain and snow are good places to look for morel mushrooms. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 In between there’s caramelized onions and goat cheese toasts, a panzanella salad with morel mushrooms and ramps. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "She used to work at Zingerman's. Now she's back to cook from her new book," 11 June 2019 The longtime cheerleader for farmers goes on the road too, cooking morels near a mushroom hunt in spring and bringing his mobile kitchen to family farms with vegetable, fruit or livestock specialties. Mary Bergin,, "Chow down on the farm this summer at special dinners in America's Dairyland," 9 July 2018 Crack the egg and swirl your spoon, and the broth becomes a creamy backdrop to the snappy vegetables and the earthy morels. Seamus Mullen, Bon Appetit, "Make Poached Eggs in Chicken Stock—Just Trust Us," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of morel

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morel

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

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