American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An indulgence or a pleasure that is illegal or is believed to be immoral.
- n. The fruit forbidden to Adam.
- n. idiomatic Illicit pleasure.
- n. Something desired that cannot be had.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) A small variety of shaddock (Citrus decumana). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
“These Manitobans would die rather than acknowledge that their province has been slighted by Pomona, and yet apples are as much a forbidden fruit here as in Eden.”
“I am always an assiduous and a patient teacher, and very little time is left to me to write PROFESSIONALLY, seeing that I cannot keep awake after midnight and that I want to spend all my evening with my family; but this lack of time stimulates me and makes me find a true pleasure in digging away; it is like a forbidden fruit that I taste in secret.”
“The girl who is over-ready for her lover's first kiss, has tasted the forbidden fruit already, or has waited over-long for it.”
“Says Charles Hodge, "In the day in which Adam ate the forbidden fruit he did die.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘forbidden fruit’.
a bird in the han..., a broken heart, a cross to bear, a drop in the bucket, a fly in the oint..., a graven image, a house divided a..., a labour of love, a law unto themse..., a leopard cannot ..., a man after his o..., a multitude of sins and 118 more...
Biblical collocations and collocations relating to the Bible. This is just a stud. The topic is enermous.
The list name is a tribute to gangerh's Numberie.
pear shaped, upset the applecart, apple-pie order, apple-polisher, grapeshot, cut the melon, plum tired, through the grape..., nuttier than a pe..., apple-of-my-eye, just peachy, cracked the nut and 41 more...
Found Phrases I like. 2 or 3 words.
the majority of these will be placed into more categorically specific lists.
goto phrases (more than 3 words)
catastrophic failure, gut-wrenching, programming paradigm, supermassive blac..., tangent space, renewable energy, design pattern, deceptively awesome, allegorical super..., emotional truth, ghosts of departe..., inflection point and 958 more...
Looking for tweets for forbidden fruit.