crab apple definition by Webster's New World
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- any of several species of small, very sour apples (genus Malus), growing wild or cultivated and used for making jellies and preserves
- a tree bearing crab applesalso crab tree
crab apple definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Malus, native to North America and Eurasia and having clusters of white, pink, or reddish flowers.
- The small tart fruit of such a tree, sometimes used to make jelly and preserves.