pineapple

noun
pine·​ap·​ple | \ ˈpī-ˌna-pəl How to pronounce pineapple (audio) \

Definition of pineapple

1a : a tropical monocotyledonous plant (Ananas comosus of the family Bromeliaceae, the pineapple family) that has rigid spiny-margined recurved leaves and a short stalk with a dense oblong head of small abortive flowers
b : the large edible multiple fruit of the pineapple that consists of the sweet succulent fleshy inflorescence
2 : a hand grenade

Examples of pineapple in a Sentence

a can of chopped pineapple

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Dominican Republic: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 The game prominently features a pineapple cake in one room, which is probably a teaser for the next version of Android, Android P. This will be the third year Google I/O is at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google I/O 2018 runs May 8-10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre," 24 Jan. 2018 One guest, set to arrive on a white horse la Bianca Jagger, settled for a pineapple emblazoned golf cart instead when her noble steed failed to show. Micaela English, Town & Country, "The Disco Ball," 4 Mar. 2013 The papayas, pineapples, and other fruits that are incorporated into their products are all grown on local organic farms nearby. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "An Artists’ Guide to the Paradisiacal Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica," 2 Jan. 2019 Toppings include avocado, kimchi, mango, pineapple, carrots, corn, cucumber, ginger or seaweed salad to name a few. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 The ice comes doused in syrups of every fruit flavor — strawberry, pineapple, coconut; guava, lucuma, tamarind. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "In search of brain freeze," 21 May 2018 There’s also healthier fare like a smoothie bowl made with banana, pineapple, hemp seeds, buckwheat granola and seasonal fruit. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wooden Spoon opens as a boozy brunch option for the Castro crowd," 16 May 2018 The formula contains a combination of glycolic and lactic acids, as well as pineapple, pumpkin, and papaya enzymes, for your smoothest, softest skin yet. Kathleen Mulpeter, Health.com, "Kate Somerville Is Having a HUGE Sale Right Now—Here's What We're Buying," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pineapple

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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pineapple

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pineapple

: a large fruit that grows on a tropical tree and that has thick skin and very sweet, juicy, yellow flesh

pineapple

noun
pine·​ap·​ple | \ ˈpī-ˌna-pəl How to pronounce pineapple (audio) \

Kids Definition of pineapple

: a large fruit that grows on a tropical plant and has a thick skin and sweet juicy yellow flesh

pineapple

noun
pine·​ap·​ple | \ ˈpī-ˌnap-əl How to pronounce pineapple (audio) \

Medical Definition of pineapple

1 : a tropical monocotyledonous plant (Ananas comosus of the family Bromeliaceae, the pineapple family) that has rigid spiny-margined recurved leaves and a short stalk with a dense oblong head of small abortive flowers
2 : the multiple fruit of the pineapple that consists of the succulent fleshy inflorescence and whose juice is the source of the proteolytic enzyme bromelain

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