Dead Sea apple

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Dead Sea apple (plural Dead Sea apples)

  1. a fruit, supposed to dissolve into smoke or ashes when plucked
    • 1862 - Duncan George Forbes Macdonald - British Columbia and Vancouver's Island, Comprising a Description of These Dependencies
      The man who makes himself a slave to gold is a miserable wretch indeed, winning for his prize the "Dead Sea apple" - golden without, but ashes within.