genus Malus


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genus Malus - apple treesgenus Malus - 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 periodicals archive ?
The genus Malus contains approximately 50 to 80 species grouped as a section, a series, species and then the cultivar or variety, such as McIntosh.
& Roldan-Ruiz, I.--2006--Chloroplast diversity in the genus Malus: new insights into the relationship between the European wild apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) and the domesticated apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) --Mol.
It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans.