Synonyms for crab-apple
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- 1. crab apple, crabapple, cultivated crab apple, apple tree
- usage: 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. wild apple, crab apple, crabapple, apple tree
- usage: any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit
- 3. crab apple, crabapple, apple
- usage: small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly"