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mandragora

Pronunciation: man-drag'o-ra

Definition: The European mandrake, Mandragora officinalis, or Atropa mandragora (family Solanaceae), the mandrake mentioned in the Bible; its properties are similar to those of stramonium, hyoscyamus, and belladonna.

[G. mandragoras]

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