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mandragora

Line breaks: man¦drag|ora
Pronunciation: /manˈdraɡərə
 
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Definition of mandragora in English:

noun

literary
The mandrake, especially when used as a narcotic.
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’.

Origin

Old English, via medieval Latin from Latin and Greek mandragoras.

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