pineapple definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical United states plant (Ananas comosus) having big swordlike leaves and a sizable, fleshy, edible, multiple fruit with a terminal tuft of leaves.
    • The fruit of the plant.
    • Slang A hand grenade.
    • A tropical plant, Ananas comosus, native to South America, having thirty or higher long, spined and pointed leaves surrounding a thick stem.
    • The ovoid fresh fruit of the pineapple plant, which includes really nice white or yellow flesh, a difficult, spiky layer and a tough, fibrous core.
    • A hand grenade.
    • An Australian fifty-dollar note.
    • A tropical plant (Ananassa sativa); also, its fruit; -- so called from the similarity of the latter, in form and external look, to the cone of the pine tree. Its beginning is as yet not known, though conjectured to be United states.
    • The cone or strobilus regarding the pine; a pine-cone.
    • The fresh fruit of Ananas (Ananassa) sativa: so-called from the resemblance to a pine-cone.
    • The plant Ananas sativa, a native of tropical South America, today commonly cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics.
    • A fish regarding the family members Diodontid√¶, some sort of porcupine-fish, Chilomycterus geometricus: so named from the prickly skin plus the form when inflated.
    • a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fresh fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; commonly developed in the tropics
    • big nice fleshy exotic fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; commonly cultivated

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