Mandragora, genus Mandragora(noun)
a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae
Mandrake; often specifically mandrake root, traditionally used as a narcotic
a genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1
Origin: [L., mandragoras the mandrake.]
In myth, mandragoras are familiar demons who appear in the figures of little men without beards. Mandragoras are thought to be little dolls or figures given to sorcerers by the Devil for the purpose of being consulted by them in time of need; and it would seem as if this conception had sprung directly from that of the fetish, which is nothing else than a dwelling-place made by a shaman or medicine-man for the reception of any wandering spirit who chooses to take up his abode therein.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Plants of the Mandragora genus in the SOLANACEAE family, including Mandragora officinarum L. and Mandragora vernalis Bertol (sometimes called Atropa mandragora). They contain TROPANES that are anticholinergic (CHOLINERGIC ANTAGONISTS). Mandrake may also refer to PODOPHYLLUM.
Song lyrics by mandragora -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by mandragora on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of mandragora in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of mandragora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Images & Illustrations of mandragora
Translations for mandragora
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for mandragora »
Find a translation for the mandragora definition in other languages:
Select another language: