AskDefine | Define mandrake

Dictionary Definition



1 the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic [syn: mandrake root]
2 a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers [syn: devil's apples, Mandragora officinarum]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A mandragora, a kind of tiny demon immune to fire.
  2. Any plant of the genus Mandragora, certain of which are said to have medicinal properties; the curiously shaped root of these plants has been likened to the shape of a little man, and thus, has attained some mythic significance.

Related terms


  • Arabic:
  • Bosnian: mandragora, alrauna, bunovina, nadliška
  • Croatian: mandragora, alrauna, bunovina, nadliška
  • Dutch: mandragora
  • Finnish: mandrake, alruuna
  • Greek: μανδραγόρας
  • Latin: mandragora
  • Polish: alrauna
  • Portuguese: mandrágora
  • Russian: мандрагора
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: мандрагора, алрауна, буновина, надлишка
    Roman: mandragora, alrauna, bunovina, nadliška
  • Swedish: alruna
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Extensive Definition

Not to be confused with Mandarake.
Mandrake may refer to:
mandrake in German: Mandrake
mandrake in Spanish: Mandrake
mandrake in French: Mandrake
mandrake in Italian: Mandrake
mandrake in Japanese: マンドラゴラ
mandrake in Ukrainian: Mandriva
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