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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae — the mandrakes.

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Examples

  • Here's a life-size Mandragora from the Final Fantasy XI video game.

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  • Was there not growing there a certain fabulous plant, called Mandragora?

    Joan of Arc

  • Her harmless and pure youth was made to appear a childhood of sorcery and idolatrous superstition; she was accused in her earliest years of having trafficked with evil spirits: it was alleged that she had consorted with witches; that she had frequented places where spirits and fairies best loved to congregate; that she had taken part in sacrilegious dancing; that she had suspended wreaths on the trees in honour of these rural spirits; that she had carried hidden about her person a plant called Mandragora, hoping by it to obtain good luck; that she had left her parents against their will to go to Neufchateau, and lived in that place among a debauched set of people: that in consequence of all these wicked acts, a youth who intended marrying her had not done so.

    Joan of Arc

  • Her harmless and pure youth was made to appear a childhood of sorcery and idolatrous superstition; she was accused in her earliest years of having trafficked with evil spirits: it was alleged that she had consorted with witches; that she had frequented places where spirits and fairies best loved to congregate; that she had taken part in sacrilegious dancing; that she had suspended wreaths on the trees in honour of these rural spirits; that she had carried hidden about her person a plant called Mandragora, hoping by it to obtain good luck; that she had left her parents against their will to go to Neufchâteau, and lived in that place among a debauched set of people: that in consequence of all these wicked acts, a youth who intended marrying her had not done so.

    Joan of Arc

  • As an enemy the Mandragora is a bit of an esoteric foe, not nearly well defined enough to make for a first division baddy (at one point Sarah even has to belabour the point by saying "We're in trouble, aren't we?" as though without that the viewers might not realise anything very much was at stake) and Hieronymous, while a pleasingly bug-eyed hammy nutter, doesn't have enough to distinguish him from other bug-eyed nutters, or do anything especially evil, to render him either a pitiful or fearsome figure.

    DVD Times

  • As an enemy the Mandragora is a bit of an esoteric foe, not nearly well defined enough to make for a first division baddy (at one point Sarah even has to belabour the point by saying "We're in trouble, aren't we?" as though without that the viewers might not realise anything very much was at stake) and Hieronymous, while a pleasingly bug-eyed hammy nutter, doesn't have enough to distinguish him from other bug-eyed nutters, or do anything especially evil, to render him either a pitiful or fearsome figure.

    DVD Times

  • Mandragora published “Essential Conan”, the first 25 issues of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, but sadly, only in black & white ....

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Mandragora published “Essential Conan”, the first 25 issues of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, but sadly, only in black & white ....

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  • The Film Desk/Mandragora 'The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu,' with the late Romanian dictator seen at right, screens at Anthology Film Archives.

    Histories and Mysteries

  • From New York ' s Metropolitan Museum, there is a catalog of the artist ' s drawings (Yale University Press, $60) and, for those who cannot get to Palazzo Strozzi ' s show in Florence, which won ' t travel, Mandragora has produced " Bronzino, Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici " (Mandragora, € 40).

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