May apple

Definition of May apple

(Bot.) the fruit of an American plant (Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself (popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves, and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic.

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fruit, mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, wild mandrake
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