Mandrel lathe, a lathe with a stout spindle, adapted esp. for chucking, as for forming hollow articles by turning or spinning.

(Man"drill) n. [Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. Drill an ape.] (Zoöl.) A large West African baboon (Cynocephalus, or Papio, mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red.

(Man*dib`u*lo*hy"oid) a. (Anat.) Pertaining both to the mandibular and the hyoid arch, or situated between them.

(Man"dil) n. [OF. mandil; cf. Sp. & Pg. mandil a coarse apron, a haircloth; all from Ar. mandil tablecloth, handkerchief, mantle, fr. LGr. mandh`lion, fr. L. mantile, mantele. See Mantle.] A loose outer garment worn the 16th and 17th centuries.

(Man*dil"ion) n. See Mandil. Chapman.

(Man*din"gos) n. pl. sing. Mandingo. (Ethnol.) An extensive and powerful tribe of West African negroes.

(Man"di*oc ||Man`di*o"ca) n. (Bot.) See Manioc.

(Man"dle*stone`) n. [G. mandelstein almond stone.] (Min.) Amygdaloid.

(Mand"ment) n. Commandment. [Obs.]

(Man"do*lin, Man"do*line) n. [F. mandoline, It. mandolino, dim. of mandola, fr. L. pandura. See Bandore.] (Mus.) A small and beautifully shaped instrument resembling the lute.

(Man"dore) n. [See Mandolin, and Bandore.] (Mus.) A kind of four-stringed lute.

(Man*drag"o*ra) n. [L., mandragoras the mandrake.] (Bot.) A genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1.

(Man*drag"o*rite) n. One who habitually intoxicates himself with a narcotic obtained from mandrake.

(Man"drake) n. [AS. mandragora, L. mandragoras, fr. Gr. mandrago`ras: cf. F. mandragore.]

1. (Bot.) A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man. It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up. All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic. It is found in the Mediterranean region.

And shrieks like mandrakes, torn out of the earth,
That living mortals, hearing them, run mad.

The mandrake of Scripture was perhaps the same plant, but proof is wanting.

2. (Bot.) The May apple See May apple under May, and Podophyllum. [U.S.]

(Man"drel) n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley. [Written also manderil.]

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