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Meaning of CRAB APPLE

Pronunciation:  krab 'apul

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  1. [n]  small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly"
  2. [n]  any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acid fruit
  3. [n]  any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acid (usually bright red) fruit used for preserving or as ornamentals for their blossoms
 Synonyms: crabapple, crabapple, cultivated crab apple, wild apple
 See Also: American crab apple, apple, apple tree, cherry apple, cherry crab, crab apple, crab apple, cultivated crab apple, flowering crab, garland crab, Iowa crab, Malus angustifolia, Malus baccata, Malus coronaria, Malus fusca, Malus ioensis, Malus sylvestris, Oregon crab apple, prairie crab, Siberian crab, Siberian crab apple, Southern crab apple, Uowa crab apple, western crab apple, wild crab