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crab apple

noun

: 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

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First Known Use: 1680
CRAB APPLE Defined for Kids

crab apple

noun

Definition of CRAB APPLE for Kids

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
July 01, 2015
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