American crab apple

noun

Definition of American crab apple

: a medium-sized tree (Malus coronaria) of the eastern U.S. with pink flowers and small hard yellow fruit

called also garland crab

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First Known Use of American crab apple

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“American crab apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20crab%20apple. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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