mandrake

Part of speech: noun

A common woodland plant; the May apple.

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Usage examples "mandrake":

  1. The dog- fish then assumed a terrestrial form and became simply the dog who plays such a strange part in the magical ceremony of digging up the mandrake. - "The Evolution of the Dragon", G. Elliot Smith.
  2. Both mandrake and periwinkle were supposed to be endowed with mysterious powers against demoniacal possession. - "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.
  3. A few paces farther on, in the bottom of a little spring run, the mandrake shades the ground with its miniature umbrellas. - "Wake-Robin", John Burroughs.