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Meaning of FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Pronunciation:  fur'bidn froot

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  the original forbidden fruit was 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)
 
 See Also: enticement, temptation

 

 

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