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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Fold in ½ cup of the pineapple chunks with a spatula. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Priya Krishna reveals her signature recipes," 15 June 2019 The traditional piña colada, loaded with Bacardi rum, cream of coconut and pineapple came dressed with the token umbrella and was a smooth-sipping treat that begged for a backdrop of Jimmy Buffet music. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Hawks Burger Bar," 14 June 2019 My disappearing item is canned apricots, which are a nice change from peaches, pears and pineapple. John Kelly, Washington Post, "The butterscotch pudding mix has been located, but other goodies remain elusive," 11 June 2019 Trump’s most recent threat on all imports from Mexico would increase prices on cars and auto parts, televisions, phones and air conditioners, as well as produce including avocados, citrus fruits and pineapples. Laura Davison, Fortune, "Trump’s Tariffs Have Already Wiped Out Tax Bill Savings for Average Americans," 7 June 2019 Trump’s most recent threat on all imports from Mexico would increase prices on cars and auto parts, televisions, phones and air conditioners, as well as produce including avocados, citrus fruits and pineapples. Bloomberg News, The Mercury News, "Tariffs have already wiped out tax bill savings for average Americans," 7 June 2019 On tap: Box Car American pale ale, with notes of grapefruit, orange and pine; Golden Spike, a double India pale ale punched with tropical pineapple flavors; and Life on the Rind, a watermelon and lime kettle sour ale infused with vanilla bean. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Warehouse District: How West Palm Beach’s newest nightlife village found suds, spirits and ‘soul’," 6 June 2019 Tropic of Thunder is hoppy, with hints of melon, citrus and pineapple on the nose. Paul Hodgins, latimes.com, "Adult Beverages: Beer makes inroads into wine’s world, with mixed results," 6 June 2019 Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring and mashing often, until pineapple breaks down and liquid turns to a thick syrup, 10 to 12 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "No-Churn Banana Split Ice Cream," 20 May 2019

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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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