mandrake (n.)
variety of poisonous plant [thought to emit a lethal shriek when pulled from the ground]
2H6 III.ii.310[Suffolk to Queen] Would curses kill, as doth the mandrake's groan
RJ IV.iii.47[Juliet alone, of the tomb] with loathsome smells, / And shrieks like mandrakes torn out of the earth
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