Forbidden fruit

Forbidden fruit
Forbidden For*bid"den, a. Prohibited; interdicted. [1913 Webster]

I know no spells, use no forbidden arts. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Forbidden fruit}. (a) Any coveted unlawful pleasure, -- so called with reference to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. (b) (Bot.) A small variety of shaddock ({Citrus decumana}). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Forbidden Fruit — Album par Nina Simone Sortie 1961 Enregistrement 1960 61 Durée 37:18 Genre Jazz Producteur Cal Lampley …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • forbidden fruit — n. 1. the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve: Gen. 2:17; 3:3 2. any sinful or forbidden pleasure …   English World dictionary

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  • forbidden fruit — ► forbidden fruit a thing that is desired all the more because it is not allowed. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Book of Genesis, chapter 2.] Main Entry: ↑forbid …   English terms dictionary

  • Forbidden fruit — The term forbidden fruit is a metaphor that describes any object of desire whose appeal is a direct result of the knowledge that it cannot or should not be obtained or something that someone may want but cannot have. The phrase refers to the Book …   Wikipedia

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  • forbidden fruit — n. something that is attractive because it is denied to one. (From the Garden of Eden in the Bible.) □ A new car became Ralph’s forbidden fruit. □ Liquor was forbidden fruit for Jed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions