Definition of Prairie crab
1. Noun. Wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers.
Generic synonyms: Crab Apple, Crabapple, Wild Apple
Specialized synonyms: Bechtel Crab, Flowering Crab
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prairie Crab
Literary usage of Prairie crab
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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. ..."