Meaning of MANDRAKE in English
/man"drayk, -drik/ , n.
1. a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant, Mandragora officinarum, of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form.
2. the May apple.
[ 1275-1325; ME, var. of mandrage (short for MANDRAGORA), taken by folk etymology as MAN 1 + DRAKE 2 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012