mandrake mandrake  /ˈmænd ˌreɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic
  2. (n) a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists are now experimenting with an ancient remedy well known to patent-medicine makers: the mandrake, or Mayapple root.
  2. Of Morgana, mistress of mandrake and sulfur, Mirren makes an armored, camp enchantress.
  3. In biblical times, the mandrake root spelled sexual power, possibly because it resembled the male reproductive organs.

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  1. "Working at Ulteo is quite similar to what happened with Mandrake during the early years," Duval said. "The main difference is that now, I'm 10 years older than developers. Anyway, one of the lessons I've learned is: this time, try to keep...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Gaël Duval Source: InternetNews.com

  2. "I've just signed on to do a movie which I'll be shooting at the end of this year called 'Mandrake,'" Angel said. "Which is based on the comic book strip. It's gonna kind of be like a kind of cool realm of 'The Crow' but different of Mandrake...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Criss Angel Source: Superherohype.com

  3. "I am not Mandrake ~ the magician. I have to assign our priorities. I think I have to be a catalyst for the shift. It is a unique opportunity to have a look into the matter," said Mr Charlesworth, Saturday.
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Ric Charlesworth Source: The Statesman

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