pineapple plant

a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
Syn: ↑pineapple, ↑Ananas comosus
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Ananas, ↑genus Ananas
Part Meronyms: ↑pineapple, ↑ananas

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  • pineapple — /puy nap euhl/, n. 1. the edible, juicy, collective fruit of a tropical, bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, that develops from a spike or head of flowers and is surmounted by a crown of leaves. 2. the plant itself, having a short stem and rigid …   Universalium

  • pineapple — noun /ˈpaɪnæpəl/ a) A tropical plant native to South America, having thirty or more long, spined and pointed leaves surrounding a thick stem. b) The ovoid fruit of the pineapple plant, which has very sweet, white or yellow flesh, a tough, spiky… …   Wiktionary

  • pineapple — [pīn′ap΄əl] n. [ME pinappel, pine cone (see PINE1 & APPLE): mod. sense from shape of the fruit] 1. a juicy, edible tropical fruit somewhat resembling a pine cone: it consists of the fleshy inflorescence of a collective fruit developed from a… …   English World dictionary

  • pineapple — (n.) late 14c., pine cone, from PINE (Cf. pine) (n.) + APPLE (Cf. apple). The reference to the fruit of the tropical plant (from resemblance of shape) is first recorded 1660s, and pine cone emerged 1690s to replace pineapple in its original sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pineapple — Pine ap ple, n. (Bot.) A tropical plant ({Ananassa sativa}); also, its fruit; so called from the resemblance of the latter, in shape and external appearance, to the cone of the pine tree. Its origin is unknown, though conjectured to be American.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pineapple — Taxobox name = Pineapple image width = 240px image caption = A pineapple, on its parent plant regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Bromeliaceae subfamilia = Bromelioideae genus = Ananas species = A …   Wikipedia

  • Pineapple gall — The Pineapple or Pseudocone gall Darlington, Arnold (1975) The Pocket Encyclopaedia of Plant Galls in Colour. Pub. Blandford Press. Poole. ISBN 0 7137 0748 8. P. 114.] develops as a chemically induced distortion of up to a hundred pine needles,… …   Wikipedia

  • pineapple — n. type of tropical plant having large fleshy fruit and sharp leaves; fruit of this plant adj. of pineapple fruit, made from pineapple fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pineapple — /ˈpaɪnæpəl / (say puynapuhl) noun 1. the edible juicy fruit (somewhat resembling a pine cone) of a tropical plant, Ananas comosus, being a large collective fruit developed from a spike or head of flowers, and surmounted by a crown of leaves. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pineapple — noun Date: 1588 1. a. 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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