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Mandrake, the plant Atropa mandragora, the root of which was thought to resemble the human figure, and to cause madness and even death, when torn from the ground: “thou whoreson m., thou art fitter to be worn in my cap,” H4B I, 2, 17. “the whores called him m.” III, 2, 339. “would curses kill, as doth the --'s groan,” H6B III, 2, 310. “shrieks like --s' torn out of the earth,” Rom. IV, 3, 47.
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