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  • n. a gigantic tree which grew where once stood Sodom & Gomorrah, whose apples would turn to ash and smoke once picked
  • n. a nightshade of southern Africa, Solanum linnaeanum, which bears poisonous berries


apple of Sodom (Wiktionary)


  • It is fringed with trees and shrubs – poplar, tamarisk, rhododendron, agnus castus, apple of Sodom – and its waters contain a great many fish – various species of capocta, the barbus canis, the cyprinodon, and a kind of catfish (silurus).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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