American crab apple

noun

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

called also garland crab

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American crab apple was in 1827

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“American crab apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20crab%20apple. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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