mandrake

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mandrake (plural mandrakes)

  1. (mythology) A mandragora, a kind of tiny demon immune to fire.
  2. (botany) 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.

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