Definition of morel in English:

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morel

Pronunciation: /məˈrɛl/

noun

A widely distributed edible fungus which has a brown oval or pointed fruiting body with an irregular honeycombed surface bearing the spores.
  • Genus Morchella, family Morchellaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina: several species, in particular the common M. esculenta.
Example sentences
  • Like oyster mushrooms, morels taste better in a small amount of butter than in olive oil, but again, don't overdo it.
  • Other fungi provide numerous drugs (such as penicillin and other antibiotics), foods like mushrooms, truffles and morels, and the bubbles in bread, champagne, and beer.
  • Wheeler's white truffles have an aroma of fresh-roasted hazelnuts, butter, and dried morels, and some chefs believe all Oregon white truffles have an aroma superior to that of their European counterparts.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French morille, from Dutch morilje; related to German Morchel 'fungus'.

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