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Definition of crab apple
noun (also crab)
2 (also crab tree, crab-apple tree, or crabapple tree) the small tree that bears the crab apple.
- Genus Malus, family Rosaceae: several species and hybrids, in particular the wild Eurasian crab apple (M. sylvestris), which is one of the possible ancestors of cultivated apples