Origin of morelFrench morille from Middle Dutch morilhe from Old High German morhila, diminutive of morha, carrot, akin to Old English more from Germanic an unverified form morhon from Indo-European base an unverified form mrk-, edible root from source Classical Greek brakana, wild herbs
Origin of morelFrench morille from Old French perhaps from Vulgar Latin maurīcula feminine diminutive of Latin Maurus Mauritanian, Moor ; see Moor .
Borrowing from French morille (compare Picard merouille, meroule (“morel, mushroom")), from Frankish *morhila (“mushroom"), diminutive of *morha (“root"), from Proto-Germanic *murhÅ(n), *murhijÅ(n) (“carrot"), from Proto-Indo-European *mork- (“tuber, edible herb"). Akin to Old High German morhilo, morhela (“mushroom") (German Morchel (“mushroom")), diminutive of Old High German morha, moraha (“tree-root, plant root") (German MÃ¶hre (“carrot")). More at more.