forbidden fruitforbidden fruit
- Bible the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve: Gen. 2:17; 3:3
- any sinful or forbidden pleasure
Origin of forbidden fruitFrom 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.
(countable and uncountable, plural forbidden fruits)
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)