morel

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Morchella conica
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Borrowing from French morille (compare Picard merouille, meroule (morel, mushroom)), from Frankish *morhila (mushroom), diminutive of *morha (root), from Proto-Germanic *murhō(n), *murhijō(n) (carrot), from Proto-Indo-European *mork- (tuber, edible herb). Akin to Old High German morhilo, morhela (mushroom) (German Morchel (mushroom)), diminutive of Old High German morha, moraha (tree-root, plant root) (German Möhre (carrot)). More at more.

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morel (plural morels)

  1. Any of several edible mushrooms, especially the common morel or yellow morel.
  2. (mycology) Any of several fungi in the genus Morchella, the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium.

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