mo·rel | \mə-ˈrel, 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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If morels are your thing, mark next May on your calendar for the Morel Mushroom Festival in Muscoda. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 food festivals that offer a glimpse of Wisconsin specialties and local culture," 6 June 2018 Prices depend on the vendor but due to the rarity, morels bring top dollar. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "How to become an expert morel mushroom hunter in 1 day," 21 Mar. 2018 Until then, blueberries were a wild thing, an indigenous American fruit foraged like ramps or morels. Rachel Wharton, New York Times, "In the Shadow of the Blueberry Titans, Smaller Growers Thrive," 2 July 2018 The bigoli alla carbonara ($22) includes ramps, morel mushrooms and guanciale. Michael Bauer,, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 An appealingly enormous, rectangular raviolo, with a line of meaty morels, peas, and chervil down its middle, brought to mind a high-rise, as on theme as a Mickey Mouse pancake at Disneyland. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Sprawling, Swanky, Slightly Sterile Legacy Records," 7 June 2018 Those dishes are fricassee of free range chicken with morel mushrooms and young leeks, pea and mint risotto with pea shoots, truffle oil and parmesan crisps and ten hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly with apple compote and crackling. Diana Pearl,, "Here's the Menu from the Royal Wedding Lunch Reception — and It Looks Delicious!," 19 May 2018 Tiny morels and shimeji mushrooms lurk amid tangles of arugula pappardelle tossed with a puree made from charred asparagus. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "With antique spirits and goat brats, Mordecai brings fine dining to Rickettsville," 17 May 2018 Ingredients are likely to include fiddlehead ferns, morel and pheasant back mushrooms, spring onions, watercress, ramps, peas, spruce tips and rhubarb. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Little Duck Kitchen debuts in May with foraging and farm dinner," 11 Apr. 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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