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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers.

Usage examples (27)
  • The mandrake is a plant which has human-shaped roots.
  • Wherefore the mandrake is a bewitching plant, which enchants the eyes, and charms away pains, sorrows, and all passions by sleep.
  • The mandrake is a precious plant
  • "mother-wort," an herb Philly did not know; or it might be "mandrake"? for more
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