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
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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