Simple Definition of crab apple
: a small, sour apple or the kind of tree that produces it
Full Definition of crab apple
: any of various wild or cultivated trees (genus Malus) that are cultivars or relatives of the cultivated apple and that produce small sour fruit; also : the fruit
Origin of crab apple
First Known Use: 1680
CRAB APPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of crab apple for Students
1 : an apple tree grown for its white, pink, or red flowers or its small usually brightly colored sour fruit
2 : the small sour fruit of a crab apple tree
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