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tree of knowledge, noun phrase

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Also with initial capitals.
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EnglishShow more Transferred sense of general English tree of knowledge a figurative or symbolic expression of knowledge in general, comprising all its ‘branches’.
dagga noun2 sense 1.
1946 Cape Times 23 May in E. Partridge Dict. of Underworld 740Tree of knowledge (sc. dagga).
1982 D. Bikitsha in Rand Daily Mail 14 Oct. 5Take dagga for example. it has so many names...It has over the years been called: ‘Tree of Knowledge’, [etc.].
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