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 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, "Ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti: Stuff yourself with Houston's best stuffed pasta," 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, "Where to find Mother’s Day brunch -- and more -- for takeout and delivery at home," 6 May 2020 But the morel mushroom, pushing its honeycombed head through the underbrush, never lies. Stephen Heyman, WSJ, "Springtime’s Most Delicious Pursuit: Morel Mushrooms," 22 Apr. 2020 Luckily, morel mushrooms have a distinct look that’s pretty easy to spot. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Improve Your Odds When Hunting Morel Mushrooms This Spring," 28 Apr. 2020 This recipe also works wonderfully with a few sautéed morel mushrooms on top! Beth Segal, cleveland, "Fresh food ahead: Northeast Ohio CSAs do it all for you," 21 Apr. 2020 For older kids, head into the woods to harvest morels or other native edibles. Popular Science, "Eleven outdoor skills to teach your kids—or yourself," 1 Apr. 2020 For older kids, head into the woods to harvest morels or other native plants. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, "11 Outdoor Skills You Can Teach Your Child," 24 Mar. 2020 The recipe calls for morels to stud the sauce, but really any combination of wild or cultivated mushrooms will do, so don’t worry here about seasonality. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "What to Cook This Week," 9 Feb. 2020

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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