- 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.
- any unlawful pleasure, especially illicit sexual indulgence.
- pomelo(def 1).
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The "forbidden-fruit" and the "grape-fruit," are only just making their conquering way into the English shops.The Champagne Standard
Mrs. John Lane
- any pleasure or enjoyment regarded as illicit, esp sexual indulgence
Unlawful pleasure or enjoyment; illicit love. For example, After Mary moved in with John, Tom began courting her—forbidden fruit is sweet, I guess, or Smoking behind the woodshed, that's a case of forbidden fruit. This expression alludes to Adam and Eve's violation of God's commandment not to touch fruit from the tree of knowledge, which resulted in their expulsion from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6). In the form forbidden fruit is sweet it appeared in numerous early English proverb collections.