Definition of mandragora in English:


Line breaks: man¦drag|ora
Pronunciation: /manˈdragərə


  • The mandrake, especially when used as a narcotic.
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    • 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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