Apple Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Apple

  1. Adam and Eve original couple tempted to eat forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 2:17]
  2. Apple Annie nickname for women who sold apples on street corners during the Depression. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 11]
  3. Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman, 1774–1845), missionary nurseryman who supplied apple seeds to pioneers. [Am. Folk-lore: EB, II: 746]
  4. Big Apple nickname for New York City. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
  5. forbidden fruit fruit that God forbade Adam and Eve to eat; byword for tempting object. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–6]
  6. golden apples of the Hesperides a wedding gift to Hera; Hercules stole some in the course of his labors. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 451]
  7. golden apples given by Venus to Hippomenes to distract Atalanta and win his race with her. [Class. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
  8. Newton, Isaac (1642–1727) English mathematician whose observation of apple’s fall led to treatise on gravitation. [Br. Hist.: EB, 13: 16–21]
  9. Tell, William Swiss folk hero condemned to shoot apple from atop son’s head. [Swiss Folklore: EB, IX: 872]