ananas

noun ana·nas \ in sense 1 ˈanəˌnas , əˈnanəs ; in sense 2 ¦anə¦näs or ¦än- \

Definition of ananas

1 capitalized :a small genus of tropical American plants (family Bromeliaceae) having basal sword-shaped leaves, terminal racemose flowers, and large syncarpous fruits — see pineapple
2 plural ananas\-¦näz\ or less commonly anana \¦anə¦nä, ¦än-\ :any of several plants of the family Bromeliaceae: such as
b :pinguin

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Origin and Etymology of ananas

French or Spanish; French, from Spanish ananás, from Portuguese, modification of Tupi naná


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