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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Mandrakes

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Hebrew Dudaim, Genesis 30:14-16 Song of Song of Solomon 7:13 , a plant to which was attributed, probably without reason, the power of rendering barren women fruitful. According to most of the ancient versions, it was the Atropa Mandragora of Linnaeus, a plant of the genus Belladonna, with a root like a beet, white and reddish blossoms, and fragrant yellow apples, which ripen from May to July. But this opinion is uncertain.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Mandrakes'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/m/mandrakes.html. 1859.

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