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pine·ap·ple

 (pīn′ăp′əl)
n.
1.
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.]

pineapple

(ˈpaɪnˌæpəl)
n
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]

pine•ap•ple

(ˈpaɪˌnæp əl)

n.
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]

pineapple

  • 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pineapple - a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leavespineapple - 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
Ananas, genus Ananas - a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
2.pineapple - large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leavespineapple - 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
Ananas comosus, pineapple, pineapple plant - a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
Translations
أناناسأَنَانَاس
ananas
ananas
آناناس
ananas
ananas
ananász
ananas
パイナップル
파인애플
ananasas
ananass
ananás
ananas
ananas
สับปะรด
quả dứa

pineapple

[ˈpaɪnˌæpl] Npiña f, ananá(s) m (LAm)

pineapple

[ˈpaɪnæpəl]
nananas m
modif [ice-cream, milk-shake] → à l'ananas; [chunks] → d'ananas; [flavour] → ananaspineapple juice njus m d'ananaspine cone npomme f de pinpine grove npinède fpine kernel npignon m de pinpine needle naiguille f de pinpine nut npignon m de pin

pineapple

nAnanas f; pineapple chunksAnanasstücke pl; pineapple juiceAnanassaft m

pineapple

[ˈpaɪnˌæpl] nananas m inv

pineapple

(ˈpainӕpl) noun
a type of large tropical fruit shaped like a large pine-cone, or the plant which produces it.

pineapple

أَنَانَاس ananas ananas Ananas ανανάς piña ananas ananas ananas ananas パイナップル 파인애플 ananas ananas ananas abacaxi, ananás ананас ananas สับปะรด ananas quả dứa 菠萝

pineapple

n piña
References in classic literature ?
I will not tell the needless trouble I had breaking into that house--afterwards I found the front door was on the latch--nor how I ransacked every room for food, until just on the verge of despair, in what seemed to me to be a servant's bedroom, I found a rat- gnawed crust and two tins of pineapple.
Alick too was come in, and was seated in his far corner, eating cold broad beans out of a large dish with his pocket-knife, and finding a flavour in them which he would not have exchanged for the finest pineapple.
Cabbage palm and gray plum, pisang and scitamine they found in abundance, with wild pineapple, and occasionally small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, and insects.
He hurled a pineapple at the ancient enemy of his people.
On Sunday mornings she feasted royally on veal chops and pineapple fritters at "Billy's" restaurant, at a cost of twenty-five cents--and tipped the waitress ten cents.
When I had none, I used to look at a venison shop in Fleet Street; or I have strolled, at such a time, as far as Covent Garden Market, and stared at the pineapples.
And they had pineapples and mangoes and honey and all sorts of good things to eat and drink.
The sago pasty, the artocarpus bread, some mangoes, half a dozen pineapples, and the liquor fermented from some coco-nuts, overjoyed us.
In a country of plantation, first look about, what kind of victual the country yields of itself to hand; as chestnuts, walnuts, pineapples, olives, dates, plums, cherries, wild honey, and the like; and make use of them.
The countess in turn, without omitting her duties as hostess, threw significant glances from behind the pineapples at her husband whose face and bald head seemed by their redness to contrast more than usual with his gray hair.
Cultivated plains soon appear, where are united all the productions of the northern and tropical floras, terminating in prairies abounding with pineapples and yams, tobacco, rice, cotton-plants, and sugar-canes, which extend beyond reach of sight, flinging their riches broadcast with careless prodigality.
cream-a-Colada (Serves four) INGREDIENTS 200ml coconut milk 500ml pineapple juice Fresh pineapple 100g strawberries or raspberries