pineapple – Wiktionary

pineapple - Wiktionary



Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English pinappel (pinecone, actually pine-apple/pine-fruit), equal to pine +‎ apple. Later utilized to the fruit of the pineapple plant as a result of its resemblance to a pinecone. Evaluate the post-Classical Latin pomum pini, the Outdated French pume de pin, the Center French and French pomme de pin, the Center Dutch and Dutch pijnappel, the Center Low German pinappel, the Outdated Excessive German pīnapful, the Center Excessive German pīnaphel, and the early Trendy German pinapfel — all within the sense of “pine cone”.


pineapple (plural pineapples)

  1. A tropical plant, Ananas comosus, native to South America, having thirty or extra lengthy, spined and pointed leaves surrounding a thick stem.
  2. The ovoid fruit of the pineapple plant, which has very candy white or yellow flesh, a tricky, spiky shell and a tricky, fibrous core.
  3. (uncountable) The flesh of a pineapple fruit used as a meals merchandise.
  4. (slang) An Australian fifty greenback be aware.
  5. An online burrfish (Chilomycterus antillarum, syn. Chilomycterus geometricus)
  6. A light-weight yellow color, like that of pineapple flesh (additionally known as pineapple yellow).


  7. (out of date) A pinecone.
  8. An ornamental carving of a pineapple fruit used as a logo of hospitality.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A pineapple-style hand grenade

From the form of a pineapple (the fruit).


pineapple (plural pineapples)

  1. (slang) A hand grenade.
  2. A coiffure consisting of a ponytail worn on high of the pinnacle, imitating the leaves of a pineapple.


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