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|Noun||1.||Verpa - a morel whose fertile portion resembles a bell and is attached to the stipe only at the top|
morel - any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
early morel, Verpa bohemica - resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees
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