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Definition of Mandrakes
mandrakeMay May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the
goddess Maia (Gr. ?), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury
1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
2. The early part or springtime of life.
His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. --Shak.
3. (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from
their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
The palm and may make country houses gay. --Nash.
Plumes that micked the may. --Tennyson.
4. The merrymaking of May Day. --Tennyson.
Italian may (Bot.), a shrubby species of Spir[ae]a (S.
hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers
along the slender branches.
May apple (Bot.), the fruit of an American plant
(Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself
(popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves,
and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The
root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic.
May beetle, May bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the
winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and
allied genera. Called also June beetle.
May Day, the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic
parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a
garland, and by dancing about a May pole.
May dew, the morning dew of the first day of May, to which
magical properties were attributed.
May flower (Bot.), a plant that flowers in May; also, its
blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary.
May fly (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ephemera, and allied
genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many
species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under
May game, any May-day sport.
May lady, the queen or lady of May, in old May games.
May lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley (Convallaria
May pole. See Maypole in the Vocabulary.
May queen, a girl or young woman crowned queen in the
sports of May Day.
May thorn, the hawthorn. MandrakeMandrake Man"drake, n. [AS. mandragora, L. mandragoras, fr.
Gr. ?: cf. F. mandragore.]
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
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.]
Meaning of Mandrakes from wikipedia
- English mandrake
properties. The plants
the root is obtained
are also called
". Mediterranean mandrakes
" used in this way are not always species
let alone Mandragora
officinarum; for example, Bryonia
alba, the English mandrake
- The Mandrake
(Italian: La Mandragola
[la manˈdraːɡola]) is a satirical
play by Italian Renaissance philosopher
Niccolò Machiavelli. Although
was a syndicated newspaper comic
by Lee Falk (before he created
The Phantom). Mandrake began publication
- Mandriva Linux
of the French distribution Mandrake Linux
and the Brazilian distribution Conectiva
Linux) is a discontinued Linux
is a poisonous herbaceous plant
in the genus
Mandragora, often connected
may also refer
- Leon Mandrake
, was an Italian-Canadian magician, mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist
and stunt performer known worldwide
- Junior Mandrake
is a 1997 Indian
by Ali Akbar
from a story
by Arun Kudamaloor...
- Senior Mandrake
is a 2010 Indian
Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed
by Ali Akbar. It is a sequel
to the 1997 film Junior Mandrake
- as mandrakes
are between three
and five species
in the genus. The one or two species found around
the Mediterranean constitute
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