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[Middle English; see mandrake.]
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(ˈmæn dreɪk, -drɪk)

1. a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant, Mandragora officinarum, of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form.
[1275–1325; alter. of mandrage (taken by folk etym. as man + drake2 in sense “dragon”), probably < Middle Dutch < Medieval Latin mandragora mandragora]
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Noun1.mandragora - a genus of stemless herbs of the family SolanaceaeMandragora - a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
devil's apples, Mandragora officinarum, mandrake - a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers
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What does it do: Very few plants of this size spring from such an enormous root, which closely resembles Mandragora officinalis, this distinguishes it from Black bryony, (Tamus communis), which has black roots, and is not related.
ATALANTA v UDINESE Serie A Premier 2, 6pm H 1-3, D 17-4, A 9-1 Atalanta BTTS Udinese 61% | 48% Win & both score 33% | 6% Over 2.5 goals 67% | 39% Win to nil 15% | 18% Leading scorers Atalanta Shirt Goals First MPG D Zapata 91 21 4 171 J Ilicic 72 11 1 252 A Gomez 10 6 1 383 G Mancini 23 5 1 551 Udinese Shirt Goals First MPG R de Paul 10 9 5 498 K Lasagna 15 6 0 255 I Pussetto 23 4 2 480 R Mandragora 38 3 1 1173 MPG career minutes per goal.
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In earlier days, people used to reduce the pain by using drugs like alcohol, opium, hashish and mandragora. Trephination was practiced by Incas and their tradition holds the "Shaman" performing the procedure, chewed cocoa leaves and spitted into the wound, producing the local anaesthetic effect.