Forbidden-fruit Definition

noun
The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve: Gen. 2:17; 3:3
Webster's New World
Any sinful or forbidden pleasure.
Webster's New World
Something desired that cannot be had.
She was forbidden fruit because she's his teacher. This taboo made him want her even more.
Wiktionary

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

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Other Word Forms of Forbidden-fruit

Noun

Singular:
forbidden-fruit
Plural:
forbidden fruits

Origin of Forbidden-fruit

  • 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

  • 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

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