Definition of Apple of discord

1. Noun. (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had 'for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War.

Generic synonyms: Prize, Trophy
Category relationships: Classical Mythology

Definition of Apple of discord

1. Noun. An object or topic which sows dissension and anger. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apple Of Discord

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apple of Grenada
apple of Peru
apple of discord (current term)
apple of love
apple of someone's eye
apple oil
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Literary usage of Apple of discord

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1. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1895)
"prevailed over the Apostle's candour; he could not resist flinging an apple of discord among his enemies. " I am a Pharisee," he cried ; and we can ..."

2. Memorials of Methodism in Virginia: From Its Introduction Into the State in by William Wallace Bennett (1871)
"... Question—Influence of Mr. Wesley's opinions—Action of the Conference at Baltimore—The apple of discord thrown down—Conference of 1781—Important measures ..."

3. The Struggle of '72: The Issues and Candidates of the Present Political Campaign by Everett Chamberlin (1872)
"The Apple of Discord"—Struggle Over the Tariff—The Temporary President Demands a Free Fight—Reformers Beaten on Both Candidate and Platform—The Balloting ..."

4. Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand: (settlement of Otago) by Thomas Morland Hocken (1898)
"... Visitation—Mr. John Jones and Waikouaiti—Interior Communication—Mr. WH Valpy—First Anniversary—Outlying Districts—The Apple of Discord—The Library. ..."

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