- the pineapple or a related tropical American bromeliaceous plant, the pinguin, that has an edible plum-shaped fruit
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Nana was the Brazilian name,1550 which the Portuguese turned into ananas.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
Ananas, an-an′as, n. the pine-apple: the West Indian penguin.
Ananas are cultivated solely for the sake of the fibre, which is sold in the market.A Visit to the Philippine Islands
He has, however, given a somewhat better figure of the ananas, which he calls matzatli or pinea Indica251.
Before the cultivation of the ananas was introduced, the Dutch had begun to employ tanners bark for making forcing-beds.