Definición de crab apple en inglés:

crab apple

Silabificación: crab ap·ple
(also crabapple)

sustantivo

(also crab)
1A small, sour apple.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you buy a crab apple today, it won't go sour on you.
  • If they are very lucky there may be some fruit, wild plums or a crab apple.
  • He pulled out his slingshot and loaded it with a crab apple, and took aim at Parsons' broad back.
2 (also crab tree, crab-apple tree, or crabapple tree) The small tree that bears the crab apple.
  • Genus Malus, family Rosaceae: several species and hybrids, in particular the wild Eurasian crab apple (M. sylvestris), which is one of the possible ancestors of cultivated apples
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  • The Midland Section commemorated the 10th anniversary by planting a snowdrift crab-apple tree.
  • She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting.
  • Tree peonies, magnolias, pagoda dogwood and flowering crab trees accompany roses.

Origen

late Middle English: crab perhaps an alteration (influenced by crab1 or crabbed) of Scots and northern English scrab, in the same sense, probably of Scandinavian origin.

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Pronunciación: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
adjective
clearly visible