any of a genus (Morchella
) of edible ascomycetous mushrooms resembling a sponge
on a stalk
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Word origin of 'morel'Fr morille < MDu morilhe < OHG morhila, dim. of morha, carrot, akin to OE more < Gmc *morhon < IE base *mrk-, edible root > Gr brakana, wild herbs