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Sirād̲j̲ al-Ḳuṭrub
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(a.), “the gnome’s lamp” or according to Idrīsī, “the glow-worm’s lamp”, (for other meanings of ḳuṭrub see Lane, vii. 2543), the name for the mandragora (mandragora officinalis, l.), one of the Solanaceae indigenous to the whole Mediterranean area, with a turnipshaped root often in two parts, thickly covered with root-fibres, bearing a clump of large, eggshaped, sinuate leaves, between which grow the axillary petiolated bell-shaped flowers. The fruit is a reddish yellow berry about the size of a cherry which from ancient time…

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Ruska, J., “Sirād̲j̲ al-Ḳuṭrub”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5441>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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