Meaning of tree of knowledge of good and evil

tree' of knowl'edge of good' and e'vil

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  1. the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that was tasted by Adam and Eve. Gen. 2:17; 3:6–24. Also called
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