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Noun1.lorchel - a large fungus of the family Helvellaceae
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
family Helvellaceae, Helvellaceae - family of false morels or lorchels; some are edible and some are poisonous
Gyromitra brunnea, Gyromitra fastigiata - a lorchel with deep brownish red fertile part and white stalk