crab apple

Definitions of crab apple
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n any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit

Synonyms:
crabapple, wild apple
Types:
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Malus sylvestris, wild crab
wild crab apple native to Europe; a chief ancestor of cultivated apples
American crab apple, Malus coronaria, garland crab
medium-sized tree of the eastern United States having pink blossoms and small yellow fruit
Malus fusca, Oregon crab apple
small tree or shrub of western United States having white blossoms and tiny yellow or red fruit
Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Malus ioensis, prairie crab, western crab apple
wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers
Bechtel crab, flowering crab
derived from the Iowa crab and cultivated for its large double pink blossoms
Type of:
apple tree
any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits

n any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossoms

Synonyms:
crabapple, cultivated crab apple
Types:
Malus baccata, Siberian crab, Siberian crab apple, cherry apple, cherry crab
Asian wild crab apple cultivated in many varieties for it small acid usually red fruit used for preserving
Malus angustifolia, Southern crab apple, flowering crab
small tree or shrub of southeastern United States; cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-colored blossoms
Type of:
apple tree
any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits

n small sour apple; suitable for preserving

Synonyms:
crabapple
Type of:
apple
fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh

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