Meaning of crab apple

crab' ap"ple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small, sour, wild apple.
  2. any of various small, tart, cultivated varieties of apple, used for making jelly and preserves.
  3. any tree bearing such fruit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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