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 *maur&imacron;cula, 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.