Definition of mandragora in English:

mandragora

noun

literary
  • The mandrake, especially when used as a narcotic.

    • ‘Also, from the leaves of mandragora, a concoction is produced which can be given to those who have need for amputation.’
    • ‘There were attempts at anesthesia to reduce pain: sponges were impregnated with opium or mandragora and placed in the mouth or nose.’
    • ‘Among the plants and herbs that were sacred to Hecate was the mandragora or mandrake.’
    • ‘Here's Cleopatra calling out ‘give me mandragora, that I might sleep’.’
    • ‘Cleopatra asks Charmian for mandragora to pass the time while she waits for Antony to come back.’

Origin

Old English, via medieval Latin from Latin and Greek mandragoras.

Pronunciation:

mandragora

/manˈdraɡərə/