Meaning of mandrake

man•drake

Pronunciation: (man'drāk, -drik), [key]
— n.
  1. a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant, Mandragora officinarum, of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form.
  2. the May apple.
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