Mandrake is an enemy in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
Despite having high Attack and Magic stats, its low Vitality and Spirit stats make it easy to defeat. It is best to eliminate it quickly. Assault Twister work well and it is recommended to have resistance to Instant Death, as its Tri-Fire attack can inflict it.
Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.