Definition of Mandragora officinarum

1. Noun. A plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers.

Exact synonyms: Devil's Apples, Mandrake
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Mandragora, Mandragora
Terms within: Mandrake, Mandrake Root



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mandragora Officinarum

Mandelbrot
Mandelbrot set
Mandelin's reagent
Mandelshtam
Mandelstam
Mandevilla
Mandevilla boliviensis
Mandevilla laxa
Mandingo
Mandingoes
Mandingos
Mandinka
Mandinkas
Mandip
Mandobo Atas
Mandragora officinarum (current term)
Mandrillus
Mandrillus leucophaeus
Mandrillus sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata
Mandy
Manes
Manet
Manets
Manfred Eigen
Mangaian
Mangalica
Mangalore
Mangalorean

Literary usage of Mandragora officinarum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"... Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum). donna. It is a common plant all over Pal, flourishing particularly in the spring and ripening about the time of the ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"MANDRAKE (mandragora officinarum), a stemless plant, with lanceolate 'leaves, concealing beneath them several pale violet-colored flowers, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"MANDRAKE, Mandragora officinarum, L.., of the potato family, order Solanacées, is a native of Spain, Sicily, Crete, Cilicia, Syria, «be., and North Africa ..."

4. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Mandragora officinarum. Atropa mandragora. Mandrake. N. 0. Solanaceae. Tincture of plant without the root. Clinical.—Constipation. Characteristics. ..."

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