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forbidden_fruit

forbidden fruit

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Noun

forbidden fruit (countable and uncountable, plural forbidden fruits)

  1. (biblical) The fruit forbidden to Adam.
  2. (idiomatic) Illicit pleasure.
  3. Something desired that cannot be had.
    She was forbidden fruit because she's his teacher. This taboo made him want her even more
  4. A small variety of shaddock (Citrus maxima), or sometimes other citrus fruits.

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