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Noun: mandrake  'man,dreyk
  1. A plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers
    - devil's apples, Mandragora officinarum
  2. The root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic
    - mandrake root

Derived forms: mandrakes

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, root

Part of: genus Mandragora, Mandragora

Encyclopedia: Mandrake