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morel

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[ muh-rel ]
/ məˈrɛl /
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noun
any edible mushroom of the genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta.
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Origin of morel

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

Other definitions for morel (2 of 3)

morel2

or mo·relle

[ muh-rel ]
/ məˈrɛl /

noun
any of several nightshades, especially the black nightshade.

Origin of morel

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

Other definitions 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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