(Science: botany) 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.
Alternative forms: moril.
1. Nightshade; so called from its blackish purple berries.
Alternative forms: morelle.
2. A kind of cherry. See morello. Great morel, the deadly nightshade. Petty morel, the black nightshade. See Nightshade.