(named after Sodom [Gn 1319]). Applelike fruit of trees that were said by some (e.g., F. Josephus,* De bello Judaico, IV viii 4) to grow out of the ashes of Sodom, with the fruit turning to smoke and ashes on being touched. J. Milton,* Paradise Lost, X 560570) speaks of similar fruit but makes it more deceitful and disappointing in this, that it turned to ashes, soot, and cinders in the mouth when eaten. A symbol of the delusive attractiveness of sin.* LP
W. M. Thomson, The Land and the Book, I (New York, 1880), 317319.
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