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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
References in periodicals archive ?
When our 'Dolgo' crab apple tree is at peak production, we dine on crab apple waffles, pancakes, bread, cobbler, muffins, and jelly.
Crab apple 'Profusion' Although you'll have to wait until spring for t he flowers, the Malus 'Profusion' (crab apple) is well worth the wait.
Crab apple 'Profusion' ALTHOUGH you'll have to wait until spring for the flowers, the Malus 'Profusion' (crab apple) is worth it.
Residents are eligible to choose two trees and there is a choice of three varieties; rowan, wild cherry, crab apple. Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and distributed during National Tree Week which runs from November 27 to December 1.
Kath Leather A This sounds like a case of crab apple scab - a classic symptom of this fungal disease is when the leaves develop velvety blotches and fall prematurely.
Kind regards Kath Leather, in the lovely Lake District Hi Kath This sounds like a case of crab apple scab - a classic symptom of this fungal disease is when the leaves develop velvety blotches and fall prematurely.
The newcomer's primary fruit is raspberry centred (presumably, from the grenache that leads the blend) but that is neatly supported by floral, crab apple and red cherry touches, mild acidity and a fennel centred savoury edge.
There are plants for sale as well as jams and preserves from crab apple jelly to loganberry jam.
A group of parent volunteers as well as P4-7 planted trees including hazel, blackthorn, crab apple and rowan.
MALUS 'GOLDEN HORNET' CRAB APPLE CRAB apples make great trees for small gardens - they're slow growing and usually don't reach more than 20ft in height.
When mature, the trees which are a variety of crab apple known as 'Street parade', will form an oval shape and produce an abundance of flowers in May.
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.