plural -s
: a tropical American plant (Bromelia pinguin) that is used in the tropics for hedges, has spiny leaves resembling aloes, reddish panicled flowers, and plum-shaped edible fruit, and yields a cordage fiber

Word History


native name in the West Indies

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“Pinguin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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