American crab apple

American crab apple
a twiggy, stiff-branched tree, Malus coronaria, of southern central North America, having small fruit and rose-colored flowers that change to white. Also called garland crab apple, sweet crab apple.

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  • garland crab apple. — See American crab apple. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet crab apple. — See American crab apple. * * * …   Universalium

  • garland crab apple. — See American crab apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet crab apple. — See American crab apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab apple — 1. a small, sour, wild apple. 2. any of various small, tart, cultivated varieties of apple, used for making jelly and preserves. 3. any tree bearing such fruit. [1705 15] * * * ▪ tree also called  Crab,    any of several small trees of the genus… …   Universalium

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  • Crab grass — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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