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English noun: crabapple

1. crabapple (plant) 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


Synonymscrab apple, cultivated crab apple


Broader (hypernym)apple tree


Narrower (hyponym)cherry apple, cherry crab, flowering crab, Malus angustifolia, Malus baccata, Siberian crab, Siberian crab apple, Southern crab apple


Part holonymcrab apple, crabapple

2. crabapple (plant) any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acidic fruit


Synonymscrab apple, wild apple


Broader (hypernym)apple tree


Narrower (hyponym)American crab apple, garland crab, Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, Malus coronaria, Malus fusca, Malus ioensis, Malus sylvestris, Oregon crab apple, prairie crab, western crab apple, wild crab

3. crabapple (food) small sour apple; suitable for preserving


SamplesCrabapples make a tangy jelly.


Synonymscrab apple


Broader (hypernym)apple


Part meronymcrab apple, crabapple, cultivated crab apple









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