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ChineseEdit

spinach radish
trad. (菠蘿)
simp. (菠萝)
alt. forms 波羅波罗

EtymologyEdit

From 菠蘿蜜 (“paramita; jackfruit”). The shortening was possibly influenced by reanalysis of the original word as 菠蘿 + 蜜, resulting in the dropping of (“honey”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

菠蘿

  1. pineapple

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 菠蘿 ("pineapple")
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 菠蘿
Taiwan 鳳梨
Malaysia 黃梨
Singapore 黃梨
Cantonese Guangzhou 菠蘿
Hong Kong 菠蘿
Taishan 菠蘿
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 黃梨
Liudui (S. Sixian) 黃梨
Hsinchu (Hailu) 黃梨
Dongshi (Dabu) 黃梨
Taiwanese Raoping 黃梨
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 番梨
Min Nan Quanzhou 王梨
Xiamen 王梨
Zhangzhou 王梨
Taipei 王梨

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