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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morelnoun

    any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap


  1. morelnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Morelnoun

    solanum, Latin. 1.The morel is a plant, of which there are several species: one sort has a black fruit, the root of which is a foot long, waving, of a darkish white colour and stringy; its stalk, which is full of pith, rises to the height of a foot and an half, of a greenish cast and angular form, divided into several branches, with alternate leaves, oblong, pointed, undulated, of a darkish green and shining colour: the flowers proceed from the branches, a little below the leaves: they grow from five to about eight in a bunch, of an inch and an half: each flower is white, of a single leaf, cut in form of a basin, divided into five parts as far as the middle, being long, pointed, and arranged like a star: when the flower sheds there succeeds a spherical fruit, pretty hard, at first green like an olive, then black, full of a limpid juice and a great number of seeds. There is a sort of morel that has a red fruit; and likewise another that has a yellow fruit. Antoine Furetière

    Spungy morels in strong ragousts are found,
    And in the soup the slimy snail is drown’d. John Gay, Trivia.

    Morel is a black cherry, fit for the conservatory before it be thorough ripe, but it is bitter eaten raw. John Mortimer.


  1. morel

    Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible sac fungi closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi in the order Pezizales (division Ascomycota). These distinctive fungi have a honeycomb appearance due to the network of ridges with pits composing their caps. Morels are prized by gourmet cooks, particularly in Catalan and French cuisine. Due to difficulties in cultivation, commercial harvesting of wild morels has become a multimillion-dollar industry in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in particular North America, Turkey, China, the Himalayas, India, and Pakistan where these highly prized fungi are found in abundance. Typified by Morchella esculenta in 1794, the genus has been the source of considerable taxonomical controversy throughout the years, mostly with regard to the number of species involved, with some mycologists recognising as few as three species and others over thirty. Current molecular phylogenetics suggest there might be over seventy species of Morchella worldwide, most of them exhibiting high continental endemism and provincialism. The genus is currently the focus of extensive phylogenetic, biogeographical, taxonomical and nomenclatural studies, and several new species have been described from Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Spain, and Turkey.


  1. morel

    Morel is a type of edible fungi characterized by its honeycomb-like structure on the cap, and has a nutty and meaty flavor. These mushrooms typically appear in the spring in forests, orchards, and yards, and are highly prized by gourmet cooks, particularly in French cuisine. It’s important to note that there are also poisonous types of morel, so proper identification is crucial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morelnoun

    an edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium. It is used as food, and for flavoring sauces

  2. Morelnoun

    nightshade; -- so called from its blackish purple berries

  3. Morelnoun

    a kind of cherry. See Morello

  4. Etymology: [See moril.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morel

    mor′el, or mō-rel′, n. any edible mushroom of the genus Morchella. [Fr. morille; prob. Old High Ger. morhela (Ger. morchel), a mushroom.]

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  1. MOREL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morel is ranked #4399 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Morel surname appeared 8,085 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Morel.

    58.4% or 4,729 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    37.5% or 3,038 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 195 total occurrences were Black.
    0.7% or 59 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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