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
Recent Examples on the Web For the most part, these memes are being shared with humor on social media, like when one user points out that liking pineapple on pizza is a red flag for them. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2021 Dinner will feature mango salad with avocado cilantro dressing, pineapple braised pork shoulder, sweet and sour chicken, sticky rice, crispy plantains, baked beans and sticky sesame green beans. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, 27 July 2021 So before the bus left, before Sammy’s week was up, Sammy and Billy snuck into the church building, sat in the pews, and ate a mess of pineapple and peach and butter and nuts with some mint, all dumped and baked into cake batter. Natashia Deón, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 But its sauterne scent is the real seduction: honey, ripe pineapple and antique roses. Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2021 Caucci and Staebler, with their brewmaster-co-partner Bob Bartholomew, created Husky Hops with a blend of hops from the Pacific Northwest, with pilsner malts, flaked wheat, oats and pineapple and grapefruit notes. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Some of the designer's best-selling sandals are made from pineapple leaves and upcycled fish scales. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Milagrito Enmascarado 45, homemade pineapple cinnamon syrup, Ancho Reyes verde, fresh citrus, and Sal de Gusano. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Is a husband’s memory of pineapple-induced rashes a real health concern or a dad-joke mind game? New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of pineapple

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of pineapple was in 1624

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“Pineapple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pineapple. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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