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forbidden fruit

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An indulgence or a pleasure that is illegal or is believed to be immoral.

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  • noun The fruit forbidden to Adam.
  • noun idiomatic Illicit pleasure.
  • noun Something desired that cannot be had.

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  • noun 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)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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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)

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