Adjective "pineapple" definition and examples

(Pineapple may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpʌɪnap(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large juicy tropical fruit consisting of aromatic edible yellow flesh surrounded by a tough segmented skin and topped with a tuft of stiff leaves.
  1. mass noun 'slices of pineapple'
  2. 'Apricots, oranges, strawberries, and pineapples added orange, red, and yellow colors to the table.'
  3. 'The lively, aniseed-spiked Granny Smith and exotic fresh pineapple fruit of this tried and trusted Aussie Chardonnay continues to impress.'
  4. 'Freezing berries and slices of strawberries and pineapple in ice cubes before dropping into glasses of good, ordinary white and red wines is another hot-day treat.'
  5. 'Made from apples, grapes, peaches, pears, pineapples, berries or other fruit, these sweeteners have the consistency of thick syrup and an intense flavor.'
  6. 'The other day I wanted to make a tropical salsa with pineapple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, red onion and cilantro as a side dish.'
  7. 'Meals are uncomplicated, made from fresh produce sold to the resort by local villagers: live mud crabs trussed up in vines, shiny Spanish mackerel, big juicy pineapples.'
  8. 'Tropical fruits such as pineapple, passion fruit and wood apple are combined with coconut milk to create unforgettable mocktails.'
  9. 'Mix noodles with first six ingredients and pour over brown sugar, pineapples, and cherries.'
  10. 'This gentle peel is based on active substances found in two tropical fruits, pineapple and papaya.'
  11. 'In stainless steel bowl, combine pineapple, cilantro, pepper and zest and mix gently.'
The widely cultivated tropical American plant that bears the pineapple. It is low-growing, with a spiral of spiny sword-shaped leaves on a thick stem.
  1. 'Programmes to substitute coca with other crops, like palm hearts, black pepper, pineapples, citrus fruit and even coffee, have only had any success when coca prices are low.'
  2. 'The land is fertile, and sugar, citrus fruit, pineapples, and cotton are grown for export.'
  3. 'Other species of Phytophthora destroy eucalyptus, avocado, pineapples, and other tropical crop plants.'
  4. 'Bananas, pineapples, taro, peanuts, manioc, cassava, rice, and bread are the staples.'
  5. 'He crossed the Atlantic three times to bring back the pineapple, the yucca, and the scarlet runner bean, along with the Virginia creeper whose green leaves go flame red in autumn.'
  6. 'Experts from Bolivia, Peru and Colombia are meeting at the conference to study the efforts by governments to replace coca crops with products like pineapples, bananas and palm hearts.'
  7. 'Many southern gardens don't have tulips, forsythia or daffodils, but instead have guava, pineapple and amaryllis.'
  8. 'In between, there's coffee, macadamia nuts, citrus, pineapples, exotic fruits, vegetables - almost anything can be grown here, if you just find the right microclimate for it.'
  9. 'That lovely grey wispy curtain plant is a cousin of the other well-known and beloved bromeliad, the pineapple.'
  10. 'Atrazine is mainly applied to corn and soybean crops, but is also used on sorghum, sugarcane, pineapple, turf grass, and Christmas tree farms.'
A hand grenade.
  1. 'A second fighter then emerged, a pineapple grenade in each hand, with pins already pulled.'

More definitions

1. 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.

2. the plant itself, having a short stem and rigid, spiny-margined, recurved leaves.

3. Military Slang. a fragmentation hand grenade.

More examples(as adjective)

"fibres can be pineapple."

"products can be pineapple."

"producers can be pineapple."

"businesses can be pineapple."

"varieties can be pineapple."

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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a pine cone): from pine + apple. The word was applied to the fruit in the mid 17th century, because of its resemblance to a pine cone.

Phrase

the rough end of the pineapple