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Word of the day for March 12
apple of Sodom n
  1. (medieval mythology) A gigantic tree supposed to have grown on the site of the destroyed cities Sodom and Gomorrah (see Genesis 18–19 in the Bible), the apples of which would turn to ash and smoke once picked.
  2. (medieval mythology) The fruit of the mythical tree.
  3. (botany) The names of various plants, often bearing bitter or poisonous fruit. []

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