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.
the plant itself, having a short stem and rigid, spiny-margined, recurved leaves.
Military Slang. a fragmentation hand grenade.
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How to use pineapple in a sentence
It’s easy to grill a variety of fruit—from pineapple to citrus to stone fruit.
The eye-opener of the bunch is the pineapple boat, swollen with a rum syrup and bright with mint and lime.José Andrés brings Spanish comfort food — including a lot of eggs — to Bethesda | Tom Sietsema | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
You could also try mellowing the spice with a fruit juice such as apple, lime, orange, or pineapple.
Serves four4 small pineapples 1⁄2 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling 2 cups coconut yogurt 4 limesLight your fire and let it burn down for about one hour, or until you obtain a medium heat.‘Wild Child’ Is a Perfect Cookbook for Family Campouts | Heather Greenwood Davis | May 30, 2021 | Outside Online
Place the pineapples, cut side up, in the coals of the fire, and drizzle the maple syrup in the center.‘Wild Child’ Is a Perfect Cookbook for Family Campouts | Heather Greenwood Davis | May 30, 2021 | Outside Online
It is served atop tamarind butter sauce and topped with grilled pineapple salsa.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic | Jane & Michael Stern | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Bee Pollen juice looked appetizing and resembled a juice I routinely enjoy that consists of pineapple, apple, and lime.
I threw back a few pineapple-vodka-whatever drinks and, after a handful of songs, headed for the exits.Sundance ’14 Party Report: Anne Hathaway’s A Great Wingwoman, Kristen Stewart Cuts A Rug, and More | Marlow Stern | January 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The co-stars of pineapple Express and Freaks and Geeks have really outdone themselves this time.Watch James Franco and Seth Rogen’s Hilarious Parody of Kanye West’s Music Video For 'Bound 2' | Marlow Stern | November 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“For 10 days prior to the Versace show, I just drank juice—carrot, ginger, pineapple—to cleanse,” she divulged.Rihanna’s New Music Video Was Banned After Only 10 Minutes; Tamara Mellon Spills on Jimmy Choo | The Fashion Beast Team | October 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The most common forms resemble the pineapple with its leafy fruit apex cut off.Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
Pare your pineapple; cut it in small pieces, and leave out the core.A Poetical Cook-Book | Maria J. Moss
A fig-tree was in a very thriving way, as were two vines, a pineapple plant, and some slips of a shaddock-tree.A Voyage to the South Sea | William Bligh
One was of moderate size, and the other the very smallest they could find; a perfect baby of a pineapple.Living on a Little | Caroline French Benton
Raspberries, peaches, shredded pineapple, or other fruit can be substituted for strawberries.The New Dr. Price Cookbook | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for pineapple
a tropical American bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, cultivated in the tropics for its large fleshy edible fruit
the fruit of this plant, consisting of an inflorescence clustered around a fleshy axis and surmounted by a tuft of leaves
military slang a hand grenade
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