Vine of Sodom


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(Bot.) a plant named in the Bible (Deut. xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under Apple.
- Deut. xxxii. 32

See also: Vine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Song of Moses describes Sodom and Gomorrah as having once been places where grapes were produced in abundance: (14) For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter (Deut.
Thanks to the miracle of electronics and silicon, one finds that "Citrullus colocynthis, commonly known as the colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, egusi, or vine of Sodom (I beg your pardon!) is a viny plant native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, especially Turkey (especially in regions such as Izmir), Nubia, and Trieste.