southern crab apple

southern crab apple

noun
a tree, Malus angustifolia, of the eastern U.S., having oblong leaves, fragrant, pink or rose-colored flowers, and small, round, yellow-green fruit.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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southern crab apple

noun
small tree or shrub of southeastern United States; cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-colored blossoms 
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