crabapple

crabapple

noun
1. 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 [syn: crab apple
2. any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit [syn: wild apple
3. small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly" [syn: crab apple
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