crab apple Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 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
    cultivated crab apple; crabapple.
  2. noun any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit
    wild apple; crabapple.
  3. noun small sour apple; suitable for preserving
    • crabapples make a tangy jelly