What does pineapple mean?

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ˈpaɪˌnæp əlpineap·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pineapple, pineapple plant, Ananas comosus(noun)

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

  2. pineapple, ananas(noun)

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


  1. pineapple(Noun)

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

  2. pineapple(Noun)

    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. pineapple(Noun)

    A hand grenade.

  4. pineapple(Noun)

    An Australian fifty dollar note.

  5. Origin: 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”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pineapple(noun)

    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 fruit created and cultivated in various colors that provide a variety of edible fruit from the plant.

    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  

How to pronounce pineapple?

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How to say pineapple in sign language?

  1. pineapple


  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. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    He is the very pineapple of politeness!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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