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.

Nearby words

  1. southern british english,
  2. southern cameroons,
  3. southern cane,
  4. southern christian leadership conference,
  5. southern cornstalk borer,
  6. southern cross,
  7. southern crown,
  8. southern fish,
  9. southern fur seal,
  10. southern gothic

Origin of southern crab apple

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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