sponge mushroom


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sponge mushroom

n.
A morel.
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Noun1.sponge mushroom - an edible and choice morel with a globular to elongate head with an irregular pattern of pits and ridgessponge mushroom - an edible and choice morel with a globular to elongate head with an irregular pattern of pits and ridges
genus Morchella, Morchella - genus of edible fungi: morel
morel - any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
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The most commonly sought are the black morel (Morchella angusticeps), the sponge mushroom (Morchella esculenta), and the thick-footed morel (Morchella crassipes), which can grow to 12 inches or more in height.
The so-called sponge mushroom fruits a week or more later than the black variety and has a more diverse habitat preference.
Probably the best known mushrooms with desirable flavors are the sponge mushrooms, or morels.