flowering crab

Definitions of flowering crab
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n small tree or shrub of southeastern United States; cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-colored blossoms

Synonyms:
Malus angustifolia, Southern crab apple
Type of:
crab apple, crabapple, cultivated crab apple
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

n derived from the Iowa crab and cultivated for its large double pink blossoms

Synonyms:
Bechtel crab
Type of:
Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Malus ioensis, prairie crab, western crab apple
wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers

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