pineapple

(redirected from Ananas sativus)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Ananas sativus: pineapple tree, Ananas comosus

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pineapple

nAnanas f; pineapple chunksAnanasstücke pl; pineapple juiceAnanassaft m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pineapple

[ˈpaɪnˌæpl] nananas m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pineapple

(ˈpainӕpl) noun
a type of large tropical fruit shaped like a large pine-cone, or the plant which produces it.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

pineapple

n piña
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Juice obtained from crushed leaves of Ananas sativus was taken with lime water to treat helmintic infestations.
Robinson 9 Ananas sativus Bromeliaceae Anarosh Schult.