from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An indulgence or a pleasure that is illegal or is believed to be immoral.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fruit forbidden to Adam.
- n. Illicit pleasure.
- n. Something desired that cannot be had.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A small variety of shaddock (Citrus decumana). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality)
From the story of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16-3:19.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
With reference to Genesis 2:17: ‘But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’ (KJV) (Wiktionary)