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

Examples of morel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their best strain is Variant 195, a type of black morel that develops fast and can be harvested early. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2022 The Society not only does morel identification but offers courses on edible mushrooms of other varieties as well. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Apr. 2022 From travel destinations to seminars for fishing, morel mushroom hunting and training hunting dogs, there's something for every outdoors lover. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 10 Jan. 2022 Throughout it all, woodland ingredients were ever present, whether as a focal point (a single morel roasted and served with onion jus as an amuse bouche) or garnish (a confetti of wild rose petals to accent a spring-pea dish). Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2021 Across the country only Oregon (Pacific Northern chanterelle) and Minnesota (common morel) have made the motion to designate an official state mushroom, this summer, Texas became the third. Chron, 5 Aug. 2021 Our state mushroom since 1984, the common morel makes fabulous eating but not raw. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 So give a sister a chance, and go to La Griglia for its short-rib agnolotti accompanied by a botanical blend of baby carrots, English peas and morel as well as beech mushrooms, in a slightly sweet sherry wine reduction. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 27 Oct. 2020 Those include potato gnocchi with morels, a half chicken and a lamb leg roast in the $28-$31 range (feeds 2-3). Michael Russell, oregonlive, 6 May 2020 See More

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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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“Morel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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