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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    fountain of the kid, place in the wilderness of Judah (Josh.
    15:62), on the western shore of the Dead Sea (Ezek. 47:10), and
    nearly equidistant from both extremities. To the wilderness near
    this town David fled for fear of Saul (Josh. 15:62; 1 Sam.
    23:29). It was at first called Hazezon-tamar (Gen. 14:7), a city
    of the Amorites.
      The vineyards of Engedi were celebrated in Solomon's time
    (Cant. 1:4). It is the modern 'Ain Jidy. The "fountain" from
    which it derives its name rises on the mountain side about 600
    feet above the sea, and in its rapid descent spreads luxuriance
    all around it. Along its banks the osher grows abundantly. That
    shrub is thus described by Porter: "The stem is stout, measuring
    sometimes nearly a foot in diameter, and the plant grows to the
    height of 15 feet or more. It has a grayish bark and long oval
    leaves, which when broken off discharge a milky fluid. The fruit
    resembles an apple, and hangs in clusters of two or three. When
    ripe it is of a rich yellow colour, but on being pressed it
    explodes like a puff-ball. It is chiefly filled with air...This
    is the so-called 'apple of Sodom.'" Through Samaria, etc. (See APPLE.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 En-gedi, eye, or fountain, of the goat, or of happiness