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a. A tropical American plant (Ananas comosus) having large swordlike leaves and a large, fleshy, edible, multiple fruit with a terminal tuft of leaves.
b. The fruit of this plant.
2. Slang A hand grenade.
[Middle English pinappel, pine cone : pine, pine; see pine1 + appel, apple; see apple.]
1. (Plants) a tropical American bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, cultivated in the tropics for its large fleshy edible fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of this plant, consisting of an inflorescence clustered around a fleshy axis and surmounted by a tuft of leaves
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) military slang a hand grenade
[C14 pinappel pine cone; C17: applied to the fruit because of its appearance]
1. the edible, juicy, collective fruit of a tropical bromeliad, Ananas comosus, that develops from a spike or head of flowers and is surmounted by a crown of leaves.
2. the plant itself, having a short stem and rigid, spiny-margined, recurved leaves.
3. a small hand grenade shaped like a pineapple.
[1655–65; earlier, a pine cone, Middle English pinappel]
- collective fruit - That which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, etc.
- Hawaiian pizza - A pizza topped with pineapple and ham or prosciutto.
- pineapple - Originally, pineapple was the word for pinecone, since the cone is the fruit of the pine and apple had the former general meaning "fruit"; pineapple is neither "pine" nor "apple," but is a very big berry and is also called "king pine" or "excellent fruit."
- multiple fruit, fruitlet - The pineapple is termed a multiple fruit because it forms from the individual ovaries of several flowers; each raised button on its surface is called a fruitlet.
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|Noun||1.||pineapple - a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics|
ananas, pineapple - large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||pineapple - large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
pineapple[ˈpaɪnˌæpl] n → ananas m inv
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