Apples of sodom

Found on the shores of the Dead Sea; like a cluster of oranges, yellow to the eye, and soft to the touch; but on pressure they explode with a puff, leaving only shreds of the rind and fibers. The Arabs twist the silk into matches for their guns. Compare Deuteronomy 32:32. The Calotropisprocera, an Indian plant, which thrives in the warm valley of Engedi, but is found scarcely elsewhere in Israel. Its fruit in winter contains a yellowish dust, of pungent quality. frontWINE OF SODOM)