What does the word mandrake mean?

Usage examples for 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 by G. Elliot Smith
  2. Both mandrake and periwinkle were supposed to be endowed with mysterious powers against demoniacal possession. – The Old English Herbals by 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 by John Burroughs