Origin of crab tree
Examples from the Web for crab tree
If you find a crab-apple on a tree, you may be sure that the tree is a crab-tree.
Any tree planted in "our set," if it had been but a crab-tree, would have tempted Mr. Avenel's Eve to jump at its boughs.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Tis not the crab-tree faced World neither that makes mine sour.
Rupert was lying under the crab-tree, and Henrietta was reading to him, when I went away.A Great Emergency and Other Tales|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
As, in a moment of exasperation my grandmother once said of her, “Our Jinnet is dried up like a crab-tree in the east wind!”The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett