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morel

(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.

See: moril.

(Science: botany)

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.

See: morelle.