- Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1903–75, French orchestra conductor.
- any edible saprotrophic ascomycetous fungus of the genus Morchella, in which the mushroom has a pitted cap: order Pezizales
Word Origin for morel
Word Origin and History for jean morel
type of edible mushroom, 1670s, from French morille (16c.), of uncertain origin, apparently from Germanic; cf. Old High German morhilo (German Morchel), diminutive of morha "root of a tree or plant," from Proto-Germanic *murhon- (cf. Old English more, German möhre "carrot").