crab apple

noun
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

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

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CRAB APPLE Defined for English Language Learners

crab apple

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 : 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

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