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Meaning of prairie crab apple

prai'rie crab' ap"ple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tree, Malus ioensis, of the rose family, native to the central U.S., having downy branchlets, white or rose-tinted flowers, and round, waxy, greenish fruit.
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