What does pineapple mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term pineapple:

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”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pineapple(n.s.)

    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.

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 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.

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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

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