- showy crab apple
Origin of showplace
Examples from the Web for show-place
The forge is without dispute the "show-place" of a big factory, where huge blocks of metal feel the heavy hand of steam.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
This is not a show-place that once was real; it is one of a hundred little agglomerations of the French Middle Ages.Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1|Elise Whitlock Rose
The Chambre de Diane, however, is still preserved as a show-place in much the same manner in which it was originally conceived.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy|Francis Miltoun
Too often there is no more individuality in a house than would exist were it thrown open to the public as a show-place or museum.France|Gordon Cochrane Home
Does the reader remember Horace Walpole's pleasant description of a party of seers posting through the apartments of a show-place?