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crab·ap·ple

also crab apple  (krăb′ăp′əl)
n.
1. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Malus, native to North America and Eurasia and having clusters of white, pink, or reddish flowers.
2. The small tart fruit of such a tree, sometimes used to make jelly and preserves.

crab apple

or

crabapple

n
1. (Plants) any of several rosaceous trees of the genus Malus that have white, pink, or red flowers and small sour apple-like fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these trees, used to make jam

crab′ ap`ple


n.
1. any of various small, tart, cultivated or wild varieties of apple, used for making jelly and preserves.
2. any tree bearing such fruit.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crab apple - any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossomscrab apple - any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossoms
crab apple, crabapple - small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly"
apple tree - any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits
cherry apple, cherry crab, Malus baccata, Siberian crab, Siberian crab apple - Asian wild crab apple cultivated in many varieties for it small acid usually red fruit used for preserving
Malus angustifolia, Southern crab apple, flowering crab - small tree or shrub of southeastern United States; cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-colored blossoms
2.crab apple - any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit
apple tree - any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits
Malus sylvestris, wild crab - wild crab apple native to Europe; a chief ancestor of cultivated apples
American crab apple, garland crab, Malus coronaria - medium-sized tree of the eastern United States having pink blossoms and small yellow fruit
Malus fusca, Oregon crab apple - small tree or shrub of western United States having white blossoms and tiny yellow or red fruit
Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Malus ioensis, prairie crab, western crab apple - wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers
3.crab apple - small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly"
apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
crab apple, crabapple, cultivated crab apple - any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossoms
Translations

crab apple

n (= fruit)Holzapfel m; (= tree)Holzapfelbaum m

crab apple

n (fruit) → mela selvatica; (tree) → melo selvatico
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MALUS 'EVERESTE' CRAB APPLE THESE are a great choice of tree for the smaller garden and this is one of my favourites.
Hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, cherry plum, elder and dog rose will now grow into a flourishing coppice in only a few years, adding to the diversity of foodstuffs and habitats in the park.
Young Elder, Blackthorn, Crab Apple and Dog Rose have been positioned around the edges of the playing fields at Wolsingham School.
Failing that, get a crab apple tree and it could cross-pollinate.
At one end is a mature 'Golden Hornet' crab apple tree and at the other end closest to the eld a 'Cox's Orange Pippin' apple tree.
ONE of the most glorious trees in my garden this week and, come to that, probably for the next month, too, is a big crab apple, Malus 'Golden Hornet', that stands by the side of the track.
The National Park Authority's Rangers and volunteer Tree Wardens worked with community and school volunteers to dig in native fruit-bearing tree and hedgerow shrubs including hawthorn, hazel, rowan, honeysuckle, crab apple and wild pear.
Trees with fruit or berries to attract birds and animals are good choices, like hawthorn or crab apple.
Lidgate's Beef Bourguignon Pie and Terre et Terre's Sussex Crab Apple and Calvados Jelly.
Take Crab Apple for a positive self-image and to accept yourself the way you are.
Asparagus Way, Vine Street, Chestnut Close and Crab Apple Way are just some of the names already on offer in Evesham, Worcestershire.
National Arboretum's cultivar collection, including varieties of red maple, crape myrtle, crab apple, flowering cherry, and elm.