pineapple

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noun pine·ap·ple \ˈpī-ˌna-pəl\

Definition of pineapple

  1. 1 a :  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. 2 :  a hand grenade

Examples of pineapple in a sentence

  1. a can of chopped pineapple

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First Known Use of pineapple

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PINEAPPLE Defined for English Language Learners

pineapple

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noun pine·ap·ple \ˈpī-ˌna-pəl\

Definition of pineapple for English Language Learners

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


PINEAPPLE Defined for Kids

pineapple

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noun pine·ap·ple \ˈpī-ˌna-pəl\

Definition of pineapple for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

pineapple

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noun pine·ap·ple \ˈpī-ˌnap-əl\

Medical Definition of pineapple

  1. 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. 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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