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crab apple

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noun
a small, sour, wild apple.
any of various small, tart, cultivated varieties of apple, used for making jelly and preserves.
any tree bearing such fruit.
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Origin of crab apple

First recorded in 1705–15

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British Dictionary definitions for crab apple

crab apple

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