Definition of Prairie crab

1. Noun. Wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prairie Crab

prairia Sabbatia
prairie anemone
prairie aster
prairie berry
prairie bird's-foot trefoil
prairie chicken
prairie clover
prairie clovers
prairie coneflower
prairie crab (current term)
prairie dock
prairie dog
prairie dogged
prairie dogging
prairie doggings
prairie dogs
prairie fowl
prairie fox
prairie gentian
prairie golden aster
prairie gourd
prairie gourd vine
prairie grouse

Literary usage of Prairie crab

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Repetition of the horizontal is conspicuous enough wherever hawthorns and prairie crab-apples (Pyrus ioensis) are abundant, owing to their strong horizontal ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Soulard; is regarded as a hybrid between the common wild prairie crab and the common apple. It originated on a farm near St. Louis, Mo. ..."

3. Trees that Every Child Should Know: Easy Tree Studies for All Seasons of the by Julia Ellen Rogers (1909)
"The prairie crab, a different species, grows in the Mississippi Valley. A narrow-leaved species grows in the South, and the Oregon crab is the native wild ..."

4. The Principles of Fruit-growing, with Applications to Practice by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Apple, Pyrus Malus. Crab-apple, Pyrus baccata and P. prunifolia. prairie crab, Pyrus ioensis. Atlantic crab, Pyrus coronaria. Pear, Pyrus communis. ..."

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