Definition of Crabapple

1. Noun. Any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acidic (usually bright red) fruit used for preserves or as ornamentals for their blossoms.




2. Noun. Any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit.

3. Noun. Small sour apple; suitable for preserving. "Crabapples make a tangy jelly"
Exact synonyms: Crab Apple
Generic synonyms: Apple
Group relationships: Crab Apple, Cultivated Crab Apple

Definition of Crabapple

1. Noun. A wild variety of apple tree that yields small, bitter fruit (in comparison to domestic apples) ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. ¹

3. Noun. An unpleasant person; a person who is crabby. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crabapple

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crabapple

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crab spiders
crab yaws
crabapple (current term)
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Literary usage of Crabapple

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1. Romantic Spain: A Record of Personal Experiences by John Augustus O'Shea (1887)
"... it Easy— The Mysterious " Mr. crabapple" — The Steamer Murillo—An Unsentimental Navvy—Bandaged Justice —Tricky Ship-Owning—Painting Black White. ..."

2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"American crabapple; Wild crabapple Deciduous tree Open woods and wooded slopes. ... Lanceleaf crabapple Deciduous tree Dry, open woods, old fields, ..."

3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"American crabapple; Wild crabapple Deciduous tree Open woods and wooded slopes. ... Lanceleaf crabapple Deciduous tree Dry, open woods, old fields, ..."

4. The Apples of New York by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905)
"Pyrus rivularis Doug., the Oregon crabapple, has rather small white flowers, ... They vary in size from medium to large for a crabapple, are green or ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Any way Mr. crabapple cannot do wrong to reserve an evening from Exeter Hall for The Monk'> Room. If it is not being played in May, we can go instead to the ..."

6. Romantic Spain: A Record of Personal Experiences by John Augustus O'Shea (1887)
"... it Easy— The Mysterious " Mr. crabapple" — The Steamer Murillo—An Unsentimental Navvy—Bandaged Justice —Tricky Ship-Owning—Painting Black White. ..."

7. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"American crabapple; Wild crabapple Deciduous tree Open woods and wooded slopes. ... Lanceleaf crabapple Deciduous tree Dry, open woods, old fields, ..."

8. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"American crabapple; Wild crabapple Deciduous tree Open woods and wooded slopes. ... Lanceleaf crabapple Deciduous tree Dry, open woods, old fields, ..."

9. The Apples of New York by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905)
"Pyrus rivularis Doug., the Oregon crabapple, has rather small white flowers, ... They vary in size from medium to large for a crabapple, are green or ..."

10. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Any way Mr. crabapple cannot do wrong to reserve an evening from Exeter Hall for The Monk'> Room. If it is not being played in May, we can go instead to the ..."

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