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 Try the: South Pacific Roll, with eel tempura, cream cheese, pineapple, scallion and eel sauce. Joey Morona, cleveland, "12 must-try sushi rolls in Greater Cleveland," 20 Oct. 2020 Lucky for us, tropical, sweet pineapple is loaded with nutrients. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 of the Best Foods to Eat for a Healthy Gut (Plus 4 to Avoid), According to Experts," 13 Oct. 2020 If a fruity vibe is up your alley, this small-batch, vegan hot sauce made with pineapple, yellow peppers, onions and habanero will brighten up your wings — and just about anything else — in the most delicious way. Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "The best hot sauces you can buy online," 14 Sep. 2020 My arm gets cut by the pineapple plants when pulling the weed out. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "How to grow pineapples from shoots," 22 Aug. 2020 From the first bite, the cupcakes at this Montgomery bake shop – in flavors like German chocolate cake, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, peach cobbler, pineapple upside down cake, and many others – are addictive. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "These comforting cupcakes are filled with heart and soul," 6 Oct. 2020 Cocktails include the Las Palmas Margarita and (my personal favorite), Tulum Nights, with Grey Goose Vodka, Green Chartreuse, lime, and pineapple. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "California's Coolest New Outdoor Dining Venues — From Rooftops and Poolsides to Secret Gardens," 1 Oct. 2020 Also, on whatever day the Arizona Cardinals play, the Red Sea can rise up and toast with $3 Bird Shots made with Fireball, peach schnapps, pineapple and a splash of grenadine. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "19 metro Phoenix restaurants and bars with football specials for dine-in and takeout," 25 Sep. 2020 For example, a new creation called Beauty School Dropout consists of the distillery’s homemade Tahitian vanilla vodka with pineapple and raspberry flavors and an egg white. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "North Shore Distillery open for fall cocktail flights, tours," 16 Sep. 2020

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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 26 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for pineapple

pineapple

noun
How to pronounce pineapple (audio)

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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