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crab apple

noun
1.
a small, sour, wild apple.
2.
any of various small, tart, cultivated varieties of apple, used for making jelly and preserves.
3.
any tree bearing such fruit.
Origin of crab apple
1705-1715
1705-15
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British Dictionary definitions for crab apple

crab apple

noun
1.
any of several rosaceous trees of the genus Malus that have white, pink, or red flowers and small sour apple-like fruits
2.
the fruit of any of these trees, used to make jam
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