Meaning of “crab apple” in the English Dictionary

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"crab apple" in British English

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crab applenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkræb ˌæp.əl/ us /ˈkræb ˌæp.əl/ UK also crab

(the small, sour fruit of) a small tree that has attractive flowers:

a crab apple tree

(Definition of “crab apple” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)