Forbidden-fruit meaning

(idiomatic) Illicit pleasure.
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An indulgence or a pleasure that is illegal or is believed to be immoral.
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The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve: Gen. 2:17; 3:3
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Any sinful or forbidden pleasure.
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The fruit forbidden to Adam.
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Something desired that cannot be had.

She was forbidden fruit because she's his teacher. This taboo made him want her even more.

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A small variety of shaddock (Citrus decumana), or sometimes other citrus fruits.
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Origin of forbidden-fruit

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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)

    From Wiktionary