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EtymologyEdit

From pijn (pine) +‎ appel (apple). Although the word was formed very similarly to English pineapple, their meanings now differ: the tropical fruit is instead known as ananas in modern Dutch.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛi̯nˌɑ.pəl/
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  • Hyphenation: pijn‧ap‧pel

NounEdit

pijnappel m (plural pijnappels, diminutive pijnappeltje n)

  1. pinecone [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: dennenappel, dennenkegel
  2. (obsolete) pineapple [17th to 19th c.]
    Synonyms: ananas

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