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(ˈmeɪləs; ˈmɑːləs)
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
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References in classic literature ?
His strength, so extraordinarily developed, was a cause of still greater malevolence: " Malus puer robustus ," says Hobbes.
In a distant glade I have made a spring garden round an oak tree that stands alone in the sun--groups of crocuses, daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips, among such flowering shrubs and trees as Pirus Malus spectabilis, floribunda, and coronaria; Prunus Juliana, Mahaleb, serotina, triloba, and Pissardi; Cydonias and Weigelias in every colour, and several kinds of Crataegus and other May lovelinesses.