apple of Sodom
Definition of apple of Sodom
1a : a fruit described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked —called also Dead Sea apple b : an empty mockery had seen the fruits of victory turn into apples of Sodom — R. M. Lovett
2a : the small yellow tomatolike fruit of a prickly shrub (Solanum sodomeum) b : a spiny herb (Solanum carolinense) that bears yellow and orange berries
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Origin and Etymology of apple of sodom
from Sodom, biblical city destroyed by God (Genesis 10)
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