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Meaning of apple of discord

ap'ple of dis'cord

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— Class. Myth. Class. Myth.
  1. a golden apple inscribed “For the fairest,” thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, among the gods. Its award by Paris to Aphrodite caused events that led to the Trojan War. Cf.
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