ananas

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

Definition of ananas

  1. 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. 2 less commonly anana \¦anə¦nä, ¦än-\ plural ananas \-¦näz\ :  any of several plants of the family Bromeliaceae: such as a :  pineapple 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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