mandragora

noun

man·​drag·​o·​ra man-ˈdra-gə-rə How to pronounce mandragora (audio)

Examples of mandragora in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin mandragoras, from Greek

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mandragora was before the 12th century

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“Mandragora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mandragora. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

mandragora

noun
man·​drag·​o·​ra man-ˈdrag-ə-rə How to pronounce mandragora (audio)
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capitalized : a small genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Solanaceae with basal leaves, bell-shaped flowers, and fleshy berries and that includes the mandrake
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