cedar apple

noun
variants: or less commonly cedar ball

Definition of cedar apple

: a hard brown more or less spherical excrescence on cedar trees of the genus Juniperus formed by various rusts (genus Gymnosporangium) during their telial stage — compare apple rust

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“Cedar apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedar%20apple. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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