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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.
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Noun1.crabapple - any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossomscrabapple - 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.crabapple - 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.crabapple - 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
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References in classic literature ?
Imagine a thin but extremely wiry man, past middle age, brown and bloodless as any crabapple, but as coolly truculent and as casually alert as Raffles at his worst.
But towards daylight we got it all settled satisfactory, and concluded to drop crabapples and p'simmons.
They said nothing, but, glancing at me, traced on the glass with their finger-tips the outline of the cherries and strawberries and crabapples within, trying by a blissful expression of countenance to give me some idea of their deliciousness.
The Japanese flowering crabapple features showy, bright pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers in the spring.
New York based journalist and artist Molly Crabapple was less politically correct with her statements, declaring, "Trump is like a toddler who [defecates] in the corner of a room, then tries to distract from it by [defecataing] in another corner.
The company brought crabapple trees to the site and someone came up with the idea of honeybees, noting their decline.
As a teen, Crabapple was drawn to the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who hung out in cafes with writers and anarchists and painted the demimonde of Paris.
Note from the author: I have friends who have a crabapple tree that produces crabapples about the size of a shooter marble or maybe a little larger.
Crabapple branches drenched in white, pink or red blossoms are a strong enticement to go out and buy one of these trees.
Brought back into print by The Feminist Press and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, "What Flowers Say" features The Bug-Eyed Fairy; The Talking Oak; The Castle of Pictordue; The Talking Statue; The Veiled aLady; The Young Lady of Pictordu; Little Bacchus; The Lost Face; Looking for the Face; The face Rediscovered; The Collapse; Return to Pictoradu; The Statue's Speeck; and the title piece, What Flowers Say.
The VERY day we received the latest Grit issue, I sneaked into a local golf course--in broad daylight, no less--and raided one of their loaded crabapple trees; filling up a bucket in 5 minutes.
Lil Wayne: "Lil Wayne looks like a crabapple," read Lil then answered, "I don't know what a crabapple is.