Apples of Sodom
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|a fruit described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often given to the fruit of Solanum Sodomæum, a prickly shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato.|
See also: Apple
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.