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 flowersb : 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 of pineapple from the Web
These chicken burgers are smoky and sweet, with pineapple rings as the featured topping, and paprika and chili powder to season.
In their village, Taumoepenu’s grandfather grew taro, watermelons and pineapples, among other items.
Feed pineapples with a slow-release fertilizer following label instructions.
El Fogon also has specialty dishes such as the Hawaiano with seasoned steak, ham, pineapple and cheese, and several desserts including flan.
Fruit is foremost, passionfruit with a hint of pineapple.
This boozy frozen treat is made with pineapple juice, lime zest, sugar, coconut milk, Smith & Cross rum and salt.
Along with cucumber-pineapple-jalapeño juice and almond milk, the first Moon Juice sold organic bananas with walnut butter and cacao cashew snack bites.
Menasse’s narrative embraces worlds far removed from Vienna: wartime England and a tuberculosis sanatorium in Canada and also the jungles of Burma where two British soldiers are killed by tins of pineapple dropped from a supply plane.
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First Known Use of pineapple
PINEAPPLE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of pineapple for Students
: a large fruit that grows on a tropical plant and has a thick skin and sweet juicy yellow flesh
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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