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A genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae; Also called: genus Mandragora.
Or mandrake; Plant of the Old World genus Mandragora of almost stemless plants with narcotic properties, of the nightshade family Solanaceae. They have large leaves, pale blue or violet flowers, and globose berries known as devil’s apples.
The humanoid shape of the root of M. officinarum gave rise to the superstition that it shrieks when pulled from the ground.
Sinonimi: devil's apples | Mandragora officinarum
ETYM AS. mandragora, Latin mandragoras, from Greek mandragoras: cf. French mandragore.
Plant with large forked root, believed to aid conception.
Another name for the plant mandragora.
A plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers; SYN. devil's apples, Mandragora officinarum.