The mandrake, especially when used as a narcotic.
More example sentences
- Among the plants and herbs that were sacred to Hecate was the mandragora or mandrake.
- There were attempts at anesthesia to reduce pain: sponges were impregnated with opium or mandragora and placed in the mouth or nose.
- Here's Cleopatra calling out ‘give me mandragora, that I might sleep’.
Old English, via medieval Latin from Latin and Greek mandragoras.
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