Mandrake Synonyms & Definitions
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• MandrakeDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). See May apple under May, and Podophyllum.
- (n.) A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man. It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up. All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic. It is found in the Mediterranean region.