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tree of knowledge of good and evil

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noun
  1. the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that was tasted by Adam and Eve. Gen. 2:17; 3:6–24.

Origin of tree of knowledge of good and evil

First recorded in 1525–35
Also called tree of knowledge.
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British Dictionary definitions for tree of knowledge of good and evil

tree of knowledge of good and evil

noun
  1. Old Testament the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate, thus incurring loss of primal innocence (Genesis 2:9; 3:2–7)
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tree of knowledge of good and evil in Culture

tree of knowledge of good and evil

A tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which God forbade Adam and Eve to eat.

Note

They did eat the forbidden fruit, and their disobedience brought about the Fall of Man.
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