- any edible mushroom of the genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta.
Origin of morel1
- any of several nightshades, especially the black nightshade.
Origin of morel2
- Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1903–75, French orchestra conductor.
Examples from the Web for morel
Contemporary Examples of morel
Morel is willing to have sex with Charlus for money and career advancement.
Morel inflicts wound after wound, reducing Charlus to ever more abject dependency - and ever more bizarre behaviors.
Morel Mushroom Toasts by Alice Waters The official mushroom of Minnesota, the morel is a particular spring prize for foragers.5 Recipes for Foraged Foods
April 20, 2010
Historical Examples of morel
Morel (the captain), the interpreter and myself went on shore.
Leaving him with his friends, Morel and I went for a walk through the village.
Meanwhile Morel was sitting in the best place by the fire, surrounded by the soldiers.
They gave him some more porridge and Morel with a laugh set to work on his third bowl.
Morel will do for me, I think, and you can have my brother Peter, no doubt.The Buffalo Runners
- 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 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").