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man·drag·o·ra

 (măn-drăg′ər-ə)
n.

[Middle English; see mandrake.]

man•drake

(ˈmæn dreɪk, -drɪk)

n.
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.
Identificado tambien al grupo de la Mandragora en su pais natal, fue curador de arte y trabajo en ilustracion y collage a partir de publicaciones impresas y objetos, segun informo este viernes en un comunicado el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL).
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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Heatbeat, Will Rees, and Mandragora. There is no time to wait anymore get up and get your tickets before it gets sold out.
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.
Le milieu de terrain italien Rolando Mandragora a ecope d'un match de suspension pour des "propos blasphematoires" lors du match qui a oppose son equipe de l'Udinese a la Sampdoria, a annonce la ligue italienne de football.
Hacia 1869, Altamirano recordaba alarmado que "el centro dorado de Mexico ignora que esta rodeado de un cinturon de miseria y de fango"; esta realidad, siglo y medio despues, se ha convertido en una monstruosa mandragora, en medio del arrasamiento arquitectonico de la ciudad, la sepultura de sus rios y una sobrepoblacion que ya se extendio de las inmediaciones a la residencia masiva en los cerros, integrados como una anomalia a la fragmentariedad de la urbe.