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
Top: Dolce & Gabbana sleeveless pineapple print shell, $995, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth.
There are pineapple, watermelon, guava, peach, cucumber and all sorts of fruits at your neighborhood fruit stand.
For instance, citrus fruits like oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit have been known to sweeten the smell and taste of vaginal fluids, according to Dr. Wider.
Here, piña coladas are fresher (literally, the pineapples and coconuts are usually grown locally) and the sun sets late, just in time for a luau on the beach where fire dancers, music and barbecue make for some of the most memorable nights.
Cocktails include a barrel-aged old fashioned, the signature Empire Sunset (made with rum, vodka and citrus) and carafe cocktails, including a pineapple-jalapeno margarita and Prohibition Punch.
A few slivers of pineapple add a pop of sweet freshness to each bite.
The $5 drink of the month is the Mardi Gras Sunset: Vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice, topped with Peach Schnapps.
A street vendor will soon begin selling specialty hot dogs, Italian beefs, nachos and pineapple salsa in the gazebo in front of Lake Station City Hall on Central Avenue.
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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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