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)
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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