[pahy-nap-uh l] /ˈpaɪˌnæp əl/
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.
the plant itself, having a short stem and rigid, spiny-margined, recurved leaves.
Military Slang. a fragmentation hand grenade.
a tropical American bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, cultivated in the tropics for its large fleshy edible fruit
the fruit of this plant, consisting of an inflorescence clustered around a fleshy axis and surmounted by a tuft of leaves
(military, slang) a hand grenade
late 14c., “pine cone,” from pine (n.) + 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 except in dialect. For “pine cone,” Old English also used pinhnyte “pine nut.”
A fragmentation grenade or small bomb; Chicago Pineapple, Italian Football: Nobody tried to throw a pineapple in my lap
[WWI Army; fr the resemblance of a fragmentation grenade, with its deeply segmented ovoid surface, to a pineapple]
noun 1. . [fey-yoh-uh, -hoh-uh] /feɪˈyoʊ ə, -ˈhoʊ ə/ noun 1. a shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of the myrtle family, native to South America, bearing edible, greenish, plumlike fruit. 2. the fruit of this shrub. /fiːˈdʒəʊə/ noun 1. an evergreen myrtaceous shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of South America 2. the fruit of this shrub
- Pineapple tree
noun 1. another name for neinei
- Pineapple weed
noun 1. an Asian plant, Matricaria matricarioides, naturalized in Europe and North America, having greenish-yellow flower heads, and smelling of pineapple when crushed: family Asteraceae (composites)
noun 1. a tract of sandy or peaty soil in which pine trees are the principal growth, as in low-lying areas near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. n. 1731, American-English, from pine (n.) + barren (n.).