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malus

(ˈmeɪləs; ˈmɑːləs)
n
a financial penalty incurred by a trader, investor, or banker when an investment or deal results in a loss
[Latin malus bad, harmful ]
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Noun1.malus - apple treesMalus - apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
apple tree - any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits
Malus pumila, orchard apple tree, apple - native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its 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 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
References in classic literature ?
He was a crab-apple of an old gentleman who wandered all day in the Gardens from seat to seat trying to fall in with somebody who was acquainted with the town of Salford, and when we had known him for a year or more we actually did meet another aged solitary who had once spent Saturday to Monday in Salford.
There were three plates laid, so that Marilla must be expecting some one home with Matthew to tea; but the dishes were everyday dishes and there was only crab-apple preserves and one kind of cake, so that the expected company could not be any particular company.
And they lie all tumbled about on the green, like the crab-apples that you shake down to your swine.