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3 definitions found
 for pineapple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  fragmentation grenade \fragmentation grenade\ n. (Mil.)
     A type of hand grenade designed to burst into multiple
     fragments upon detonation of the explosive charge; the
     fragments fly away at high velocity, killing or wounding
     persons nearby. Contrasted to concussion grenade. The
     common type of fragmentation grenade used by the American
     military was sometimes jocosely referred to as a pineapple
     from its reticulated surface appearance, resembling that of
     the fruit.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pineapple \Pine"ap`ple\, n. (Bot.)
     A tropical plant ({Ananassa sativa); also, its fruit; -- so
     called from the resemblance of the latter, in shape and
     external appearance, to the cone of the pine tree. Its origin
     is unknown, though conjectured to be American.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pineapple
      n 1: a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible
           fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely
           cultivated in the tropics [syn: pineapple, pineapple
           plant, Ananas comosus]
      2: large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of
         stiff leaves; widely cultivated [syn: pineapple, ananas]

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