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  • enPR: pīʹnăpəl, IPA(key): /ˈpaɪnæpəl/
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Etymology 1Edit

 
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A split pineapple.

From Middle English pinappel (pinecone, literally pine-apple/pine-fruit), equivalent to pine +‎ apple. Later applied to the fruit of the pineapple plant due to its resemblance to a pinecone. Compare the post-Classical Latin pomum pini, the Old French pume de pin, the Middle French and French pomme de pin, the Middle Dutch and Dutch pijnappel, the Middle Low German pinappel, the Old High German pīnapful, the Middle High German pīnaphel, and the early Modern German pinapfel — all in the sense of “pine cone”.

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pineapple (plural pineapples)

  1. A tropical plant, Ananas comosus, native to South America, having thirty or more long, spined and pointed leaves surrounding a thick stem.
  2. The ovoid fruit of the pineapple plant, which has very sweet white or yellow flesh, a tough, spiky shell and a tough, fibrous core.
  3. (uncountable) The flesh of a pineapple fruit used as a food item.
  4. (slang) An Australian fifty dollar note.
  5. A web burrfish (Chilomycterus antillarum, syn. Chilomycterus geometricus)
  6. A light yellow colour, like that of pineapple flesh.
    pineapple colour:  
  7. (obsolete) A pinecone.
  8. A decorative carving of a pineapple fruit used as a symbol of hospitality.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
A pineapple-style hand grenade

From the shape of a pineapple (the fruit)

NounEdit

pineapple (plural pineapples)

  1. (slang) A hand grenade.
  2. A hairstyle consisting of a ponytail worn on top of the head, imitating the leaves of a pineapple.
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