Definitions of morel
  1. noun
    any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
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    Morchella esculenta, common morel, sponge morel, sponge mushroom
    an edible and choice morel with a globular to elongate head with an irregular pattern of pits and ridges
    Disciotis venosa, cup morel
    an edible morel with a cup-shaped or saucer-shaped fruiting body can be up to 20 cm wide; the fertile surface inside the cup has wrinkles radiating from the center; can be easily confused with inedible mushrooms
    Verpa, bell morel
    a morel whose fertile portion resembles a bell and is attached to the stipe only at the top
    Morchella angusticeps, Morchella conica, black morel, conic morel, narrowhead morel
    a morel whose pitted fertile body is attached to the stalk with little free skirt around it; the fertile body is grey when young and black in old age
    Morchella crassipes, thick-footed morel
    a delicious morel with a conic fertile portion having deep and irregular pits
    Morchella semilibera, cow's head, half-free morel
    a morel with the ridged and pitted fertile portion attached to the stipe for about half its length
    Verpa bohemica, early morel
    resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees
    Verpa conica, conic Verpa
    a morel with a fertile portion that has a relatively smooth surface; the stalk is fragile
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    any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
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