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Definitions for pineapple
ˈpaɪˌnæp əlpineap·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pineapple, pineapple plant, Ananas comosusnoun

    a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics

  2. pineapple, ananasnoun

    large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated


  1. pineapplenoun

    A tropical plant native to South America, having thirty or more long, spined and pointed leaves surrounding a thick stem.

  2. pineapplenoun

    The ovoid fruit of the pineapple plant, which has very sweet white or yellow flesh, a tough, spiky shell and a tough, fibrous core.

  3. pineapplenoun

    A hand grenade.

  4. pineapplenoun

    An Australian fifty dollar note.

  5. Etymology: From pinappel, equivalent to. Later applied to the fruit of the pineapple plant due to its resemblance to a pinecone. Compare the post-Classical pomum pini, the pume de pin, the and pomme de pin, the and pijnappel, the pinappel, the pinapful, the pinaphel, and the early Modern pinapfel — all in the sense of “pine cone”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pineapplenoun

    The pineapple hath a flower consisting of one leaf, divided into three parts, and is funnel-shaped: the embryos are produced in the tubercles: these become a fleshy fruit full of juice: the seeds, which are lodged in the tubercles, are very small and almost kidney-shaped. Philip Miller

    Try if any words can give the taste of a pineapple, and make one have the true idea of its relish. John Locke.

    If a child were kept where he never saw but black and white, he would have no more ideas of scarlet, than he that never tasted a pineapple, has of that particular relish. John Locke.


  1. Pineapple

    The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible fruit; it is the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae.The pineapple is indigenous to South America, where it has been cultivated for many centuries. The introduction of the pineapple to Europe in the 17th century made it a significant cultural icon of luxury. Since the 1820s, pineapple has been commercially grown in greenhouses and many tropical plantations. Pineapples grow as a small shrub; the individual flowers of the unpollinated plant fuse to form a multiple fruit. The plant normally propagates from the offset produced at the top of the fruit or from a side shoot, and typically matures within a year.


  1. pineapple

    A pineapple is a tropical plant with edible, multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries. It is characterized by a sweet, juicy, yellow flesh and a tough, spiky outer shell. The plant is native to South America and is recognized by its sword-like leaves and an oval or cylindrical shape. It is commonly consumed fresh, juiced, or cooked, and is a popular flavor in many food and drink items.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pineapplenoun

    a tropical plant (Ananassa sativa); also, its fruit; -- so called from the resemblance of the latter, in shape and external appearance, to the cone of the pine tree. Its origin is unknown, though conjectured to be American


  1. Pineapple

    The pineapple is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. Pineapples may be cultivated from a crown cutting of the fruit, possibly flowering in 20–24 months and fruiting in the following six months. Pineapple does not ripen significantly post-harvest. Pineapples are consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, and preserved, and are found in a wide array of cuisines. In addition to consumption, in the Philippines the pineapple's leaves are used to produce the textile fiber piña- employed as a component of wall paper and furnishings, amongst other uses.

Editors Contribution

  1. pineapple

    A type of cultivar, plant, fruit and seed.

    Pineapple provides a type of berry and also fruit within hits core so both get used for a variety of purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pineapple in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pineapple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pineapple in a Sentence

  1. Etienne Rigo:

    Twenty years ago we had wines that had tastes of citrus, lemon and a bit grapefruit. Today we have wines that are closer to exotic products: lychee, pineapple. This is a notable evolution, we had much lighter wines 20 years ago. Today, we have wines that are fatter, with a longer finish and a much longer persistence.

  2. Mick Mulroy:

    Former deputy assistant secretary of defense and ABC News analyst Mick Mulroy is part of both Task Force Pineapple and Task Force Dunkirk, who are assisting former Afghan comrades. They never wavered. I and many of my friends are here today because of their bravery in battle. We owe them all effort to get them out and honor our word, Mulroy said.

  3. Charlie Schulz:

    Nothing is invalid. Except bullying, invalidation and pineapple pizza.

  4. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    He is the very pineapple of politeness!

  5. Matteo Martino:

    I think, and I hope, that this could be the chance to make foreigners understand how pizza is made, without Nutella or pineapple.

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