Definitions for mandragoramænˈdræg ər ə, ˌmæn drəˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mandragora, genus Mandragora(noun)

    a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae


  1. mandragora(Noun)

    Mandrake; often specifically mandrake root, traditionally used as a narcotic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandragora(noun)

    a genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1

  2. Origin: [L., mandragoras the mandrake.]


  1. Mandragora

    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

  1. Mandragora

    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.

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  • μανδραγόραςGreek

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