crab apple

noun

Definition of crab apple

  1. :  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 and Etymology of crab apple

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CRAB APPLE Defined for English Language Learners

crab apple

noun

Definition of crab apple for English Language Learners

  • : a small, sour apple or the kind of tree that produces it


CRAB APPLE Defined for Kids

crab apple

noun

Definition of crab apple for Students

  1. 1 :  an apple tree grown for its white, pink, or red flowers or its small usually brightly colored sour fruit

  2. 2 :  the small sour fruit of a crab apple tree


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