[ US /ˈmænˌdɹeɪk/ ]
[ UK /mˈændɹe‍ɪk/ ]
  1. a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers
  2. the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic
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How To Use mandrake In A Sentence

  • His experiences of living in Rome produced Limitatio, a painting that includes variations on the already fantastic shapes of mandrake roots, based on an illustration in a medieval manuscript at the Vatican Library.
  • In the Book of Venoms, he listed arsenic, aconite, hellebore, laurel, opium, bryony, mandrake, leopard's gall, and menstrual blood.
  • Millie picked up a piece of mandrake root and broke it.
  • Last summer at The Yard, an arts colony devoted entirely to dance, he spent a month making Mandragora Vulgaris, a work based on the medieval legend of the mandrake root.
  • And if Mandrake goes public, however ill founded his claims, it could be the ruin of my brokerage.
  • Some preparations are adulterated with phenylbutazone, ephedrine, aminopyrine or mandrake root.
  • They say that, though so large and powerful, and so courageous against larger animals, it is afraid of a mouse; that its nature is so cold that it will never seek the company of the female until, wandering in the direction of Paradise, it meets with the plant called the mandrake, and eats of it, and that each female bears but one young one in her life. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries
  • Asked, in what place this mandrake was, and what she had heard of it? she said that she had heard that it grew under the tree of which mention has been made, but did not know the place; she said also that she had heard that above the mandragora was a hazel tree. Jeanne d'Arc
  • Poppy-heads were used "with success" to relieve diseases of the head, and the root of the "mandrake," from its supposed resemblance to the human form, was a very ancient remedy for barrenness and was evidently so esteemed by Rachel, in the account given in Genesis 30: 14 ff. Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing
  • There is also a firewall application that can be easily configured from the Mandrake Control Center. Reflective Surface - Mandrake Linux 9.1
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