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
Recent Examples on the Web Along with the onions, try the pineapple and sour orange pork belly starter for a citrusy zing to a traditionally prepared meat dish, or the cauliflower steak accompanied by a bola cheese puree. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Mouth-filling flavors follow—pineapple and stone fruit layered under grapefruit, delivered with arresting texture and a lingering finish. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2021 Crescent Caliente Ritas include a housemade pineapple cordial, agave, jalapeño, Roca Patrón Añejo tequila and Del Maguey Vida Mezcal. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 The menu includes pad thai, pineapple fried rice and papaya salad. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 June 2021 Floral nose with orange blossom and jasmine that has pineapple and juicy mango on the palate with some hints of ginger and fresh acidity balancing it out. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 Closer By the Mile, an IPA, has flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and malt with notes of tropical fruits. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Try jams with citrus, mango, orange, pineapple and as an outlier, watermelon. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Sep. 2021 Try lemon or oranges, or get creative and go with sliced berries, pineapple, or melon. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of pineapple

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Pineapple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pineapple. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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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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