southern crab apple

  1. 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 of southern crab apple

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words Nearby southern crab apple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023