wild mandrake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild mandrake North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
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Usage

In literature:

To our food was added an almost unlimited supply of wild gooseberries and blackberries, and the mandrake apples were ripening.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
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In poetry:

Wild-ginger; wahoo, with its wan balloons;
And brakes of briers of a twilight green;
And fox-grapes plumed with summer; and strung moons
Of mandrake flowers between.
"The Wood" by Madison Julius Cawein