morel

1
[ muh-rel ]
/ məˈrɛl /

noun

any edible mushroom of the genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta.

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Origin of morel

1
1665–75; < French, Middle French morille, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *maurīcula, derivative of Medieval Latin maurus brown, dark-colored; see morel2, -cule1

Definition for morel (2 of 3)

morel2

or mo·relle

[ muh-rel ]
/ məˈrɛl /

noun

any of several nightshades, especially the black nightshade.

Origin of morel

2
1350–1400; Middle English morel(l)e < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin maurella, equivalent to maur(us) brown, dark-colored (adj. use of Latin Maurus Moor) + -ella -elle

Definition for morel (3 of 3)

Morel
[ maw-rel; French maw-rel ]
/ mɔˈrɛl; French mɔˈrɛl /

noun

Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/,1903–75, French orchestra conductor.
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British Dictionary definitions for morel

morel
/ (mɒˈrɛl) /

noun

any edible saprotrophic ascomycetous fungus of the genus Morchella, in which the mushroom has a pitted cap: order Pezizales

Word Origin for morel

C17: from French morille, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German morhila, diminutive of morha carrot
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