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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 man·drake /ˈmænˌdrek/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 man·drake /ˈmænˌdrek/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 man·drake n.
 1. Bot. A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man.  It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up.  All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic.  It is found in the Mediterranean region.
 And shrieks like mandrakes, torn out of the earth,
 That living mortals, hearing them, run mad.   --Shak.
 Note:The mandrake of Scripture was perhaps the same plant, but proof is wanting.
 2. Bot. The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). See May apple under May, and Podophyllum. [U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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