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crab apple

noun

Simple Definition of crab apple

  • : a small, sour apple or the kind of tree that produces it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crab apple

  1. :  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 and Etymology of crab apple

3crab


First Known Use: 1680

Rhymes with crab apple

love apple, mayapple, oak apple, pineapple, star apple, thorn apple


CRAB APPLE Defined for Kids

crab apple

noun

Definition of crab apple for Students

  1. 1 :  an apple tree grown for its white, pink, or red flowers or its small usually brightly colored sour fruit

  2. 2 :  the small sour fruit of a crab apple tree




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