Definition of Malus sylvestris
1. Noun. Wild crab apple native to Europe; a chief ancestor of cultivated apples.
Group relationships: Genus Malus, Malus
Generic synonyms: Crab Apple, Crabapple, Wild Apple
Lexicographical Neighbors of Malus Sylvestris
Literary usage of Malus sylvestris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Laboratory Manual of Horticulture by George William Hood (1915)
"malus sylvestris, the apple, includes many varieties. ... THE APPLE (Malus sylvestris) Branches of the following varieties are suggested: Northern Spy, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"malus sylvestris Mill. Gard. Diet. Ed. 8, no. 1. 1768. A large tree with spreading branches, the trunk sometimes reaching a diameter of 3° in cultivation. ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1913)
"An ascus and ascospores are shown in Plate II, figures 17 and 17a. malus sylvestris MILT, (APPLE). Glomerella cingulata (Stonem.) S. and v. ..."
4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1862)
"For apples, then, nature gives us two kinds of stocks, namely, the wild apple tree, (malus sylvestris,) and the wild apple shrub, (Malus pumila. ..."
5. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1919)
"Apr.-May Eastern US (Pyrus coronaria L.) 2. malus sylvestris ... The Soulard crab apple is a hybrid between malus sylvestris and one of our native species. ..."