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  • n. Any of the wild varieties of apple tree, genus Malus, which generally yield small, bitter fruit (in comparison to domestic apples, Malus domestica.
  • n. The fruit of this tree.
  • n. An unpleasant person; a person who is crabby.


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  • Crabapple! I thought her name was Crandall!

    July 25, 2007

  • It is sad when trees go. . .I just visited the Sequoia tree in what was once my mother's yard. It was a tiny thing when my brother gave it to her oh those many years ago. They are not native here, nor do people commonly plant them for ornamentals.

    July 24, 2007

  • They are nice, aren't they? We had three crabapple trees in our yard when I was growing up. All gone--although there's one new little one there now.

    July 24, 2007

  • I love crabapple trees, beautiful pink crabapples, and crabapple jelly (crabapple and quince is a nice combination, too). Thanks!

    July 24, 2007