forbidden-fruit

forbidden fruit

noun
1.
the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, tasted by Adam and Eve against God's prohibition. Gen. 2:17; 3:3.
2.
any unlawful pleasure, especially illicit sexual indulgence.
3.
pomelo ( def 1 ).
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forbidden fruit
 
n
any pleasure or enjoyment regarded as illicit, esp sexual indulgence

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forbidden fruit definition


The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, often pictured as an apple, which God forbade Adam and Eve to eat. Their disobedience brought about the Fall of Man.

Note: “Forbidden fruit” is used commonly to refer to anything that is tempting but potentially dangerous. It is often associated with sexuality.
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