mandrake
Noun

mandrake

  1. (mythology) 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 root of these plants often resembles the shape of a small person, hence occasioning various mythic, magical, or occult uses.
  3. A root of a mandrake plant that resembled human form, especially one kept or used for magic or occult purposes.
  4. (slang) The drug methaqualone.
    Synonyms: mandies
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