Meaning of pineapple

pine•ap•ple

Pronunciation: (pī'nap"ul), [key]
— n.
  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. a fragmentation hand grenade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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