Yes, there were the mandrakes with their finger-shaped leaves.
I went on picking my mandrakes in the forest, and waited for you to send for La Corriveau.
With these old myths are tied up, perchance, the mandrakes of King James's version.
Some call them mandrakes, but they do not rise shrieking, nor kill the wight that plucks them.
And shall we go over into the woods where the mandrakes are in bloom?
mandrakes and mandrake-men, zombie-men, from the past and multiple revivals!
And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.
Ser Perth appeared at the doorway with two of the mandrakes.
Its roots are thus inextricably entangled with those of self-love and bleed as mandrakes were said to, when pulled up as weeds.
Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."
narcotic plant, early 14c., mondrake, from Medieval Latin mandragora, from Latin mandragoras, from Greek mandragoras, probably from a non-Indo-European word. The word was in late Old English in its Latin form; folk etymology associated the second element with dragoun and substituted native drake in its place. The forked root is thought to resemble a human body and is said to shriek when pulled from the ground.
Hebrew dudaim; i.e., "love-plants", occurs only in Gen. 30:14-16 and Cant. 7:13. Many interpretations have been given of this word _dudaim_. It has been rendered "violets," "Lilies," "jasmines," "truffles or mushrooms," "flowers," the "citron," etc. The weight of authority is in favour of its being regarded as the Mandragora officinalis of botanists, "a near relative of the night-shades, the 'apple of Sodom' and the potato plant." It possesses stimulating and narcotic properties (Gen. 30:14-16). The fruit of this plant resembles the potato-apple in size, and is of a pale orange colour. It has been called the "love-apple." The Arabs call it "Satan's apple." It still grows near Jerusalem, and in other parts of Palestine.