Meaning of southern crab apple

south'ern crab' ap"ple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tree, Malus angustifolia, of the eastern U.S., having oblong leaves, fragrant, pink or rose-colored flowers, and small, round, yellow-green fruit.
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