jean morel


jean morel

< /ʒɑ̃/, 1903–75, French orchestra conductor.

noun

  1. any edible saprotrophic ascomycetous fungus of the genus Morchella, in which the mushroom has a pitted cap: order Pezizales
n.

type of edible mushroom, 1670s, from French morille (16c.), of uncertain origin, apparently from Germanic; cf. Old High German morhilo (German Morchel), diminutive of morha “root of a tree or plant,” from Proto-Germanic *murhon- (cf. Old English more, German möhre “carrot”).

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