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pineapple (n.)

late 14c., pin-appel, "pine cone," from pine (n.) + apple. The reference to the fruit of the tropical plant (from resemblance of shape) is recorded by 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." Pine-apple also was used in a late 14c. Biblical translation for "pomegranate."

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Definitions of pineapple from WordNet

pineapple (n.)
a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics;
Synonyms: pineapple plant / Ananas comosus
pineapple (n.)
large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated;
Synonyms: ananas
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