pineapple

noun
pine·​ap·​ple | \ˈpī-ˌna-pəl \

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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In a bowl or resealable plastic bag, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, pineapple juice, ginger, garlic, and red pepper; stir in apple. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Korean-Style Beef and Apple Lettuce Cups," 9 Oct. 2018 The group has had an action-packed getaway, catching some waves, sipping pineapple juice on the beach, and even celebrating Brayden’s third birthday. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Looks Stunning on Beach Vacation with Ant Anstead and Her Kids," 21 Aug. 2018 The owners add mango and pineapple to its specialty sangria, which will be used to create the July wine-pairing dinner’s dessert. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Chef-prepared dinner pairs with homegrown Antioch wines," 3 July 2018 The DollarMama combines summer flavors: coconut, cherry, orange, pineapple with lime and white rum. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "DollarMamas: Applebee's offers $1 Bahama Mamas," 1 Feb. 2018 Katharine McPhee was finally able to accurately say the name of everyone's favorite pineapple-residing sponge. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Katharine McPhee Finally Pronounced 'Spongebob Squarepants' Correctly at the Tony Awards," 11 June 2018 Most inventive beer: Swooly is a tongue-in-cheek imperial Kolsch that is fruited with pineapple, mango and orange, then heated with jalapenos. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about 3rd Turn Brewing, a craft brewery in Louisville," 4 Mar. 2018 The seasonal will share the year with a pineapple IPA, which will come out in a week and a half on draft. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Thirsty Dog, Applebee's ink deal over Blood Orange IPA," 19 Jan. 2018 Some proceeds from this mango-pineapple-vanilla milkshake IPA’s sales benefit the Sacramento Zoo’s work with black-and-white ruffled lemurs. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "These 15 Sacramento-area beers have the cleverest names of any released in 2018," 12 July 2018

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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 \

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 \

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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