A poisonous plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the nightshade family, found in Mediterranean regions: it has purple or white flowers and a thick root, often forked, formerly used in medicine for its narcotic and emetic properties.
The root, formerly thought to have magic powers because of its fancied resemblance to the human form.
(botany) Any plant of the genusMandragora, certain of which are said to have medicinal properties; the curiously shaped root of these plants has been likened to the shape of a little man, and thus, has attained some mythic significance.
Origin of mandrake
Middle English alteration (influenced bydrakedragon) ofmandragorafrom Old English from Latin mandragorāsfrom Greek
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Mandrake Sentence Examples
Thus the doctrine of signatures is evident in the use of the celebrated Ginseng root of China, which, like that of the mandrake (Gen.
The action of the drug appears to be entirely psychic, and comparable to that of the mandrake of the Hebrews.
P. peltatum, the North American mandrake, has large umbrella-like leaves and white flowers; P. pleianthum, from China, purple.
I am trying to find the tell all instructions for recompiling a new kernel for RH5.2 (Mandrake 5.3 ).
There was an old saying that people who uprooted the mandrake would die within a year.