mandragora


mandragora

mandragora [man-drag-er-uh, man-druh-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. mandrake(def 1).
  2. a mandrake root.

Origin of mandragora before 1000; Middle English, Old English Medieval Latin, Latin mandragorās Greek mandragórās Examples from the Web for mandragora Historical Examples of mandragora

  • Now solitude and silence are worse for me than poppy and mandragora.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • There was no mandragora in the honorary draught of learning that he had bought.

    Strictly Business

    O. Henry

  • She was then asked what she had done with her mandragora (mandrake)?

    Jeanne d’Arc

    Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

  • The mandrake or mandragora is frequently mentioned in the plays.

    The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy

    Charles John Samuel Thompson

  • Plato and Demosthenes also speak of mandragora as a soporific.

    Custom and Myth

    Andrew Lang

  • Word Origin and History for mandragora n.

    see mandrake.

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