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crab apple

1. any of several rosaceous trees of the genus Malus that have white, pink, or red flowers and small sour apple-like fruits
2. the fruit of any of these trees, used to make jam
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'Hupehensis', the ascending branches are covered in pinkbudded, white-flowered, fragrant blossom, followed by a heavy crop of rosy-yellow crab apples.
Among the first generation hybrids were Osman, Columbia and Sylvia --significant improvements over the Siberian Crab Apple and having the necessary winter hardiness to survive on the prairies.
My favorite things to can are wax beans, pickled crab apples, beets and tomatoes, although I have canned many other fruits and vegetables.
We nicked crab apples, played conkers, fired peashooters, dodged into the local cinema and chased the girls who played peever.
From branches above, garlands of cherries, crab apples, and plums hang down to suggest a theater curtain.
I am sitting in the tree throwing crab apples at the neighbour's cat when Alexandra comes up the walk.
"I have crab apples. Could you use some of those?" she asked.
The anti-social behaviour has included people throwing crab apples from a tree at residents' houses.