Definition of Morchella esculenta
1. Noun. An edible and choice morel with a globular to elongate head with an irregular pattern of pits and ridges.
Group relationships: Genus Morchella, Morchella
Generic synonyms: Morel
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morchella Esculenta
Literary usage of Morchella esculenta
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1. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"In order to investigate the structure of the hymenium of a highly-developed form of the Ascomycetes, we will take the Morell, Morchella esculenta. ..."
2. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of ...by Robert Kaye Greville by Robert Kaye Greville (1824)
"Pileus stipitate, lacunose, confluent with the stem, the surface wholly occupied by the hymenium. SPECIFIC CHARACTER. MORCHELLA esculenta; pileus ..."