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Mandrake

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(1):

(n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). See May apple under May, and Podophyllum.

(2):

(n.) A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man. It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up. All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic. It is found in the Mediterranean region.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Mandrake'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/m/mandrake.html. 1828.

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