The definition of a pineapple is a tropical fruit with a tough outer shell that looks like a pine cone with edible yellow fruit inside.(noun)
A tropical fruit with edible yellow fruit that is used to make pina coladas and that is typically put on Hawaiian pizza is an example of a pineapple.
See pineapple in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pinappel, pine cone (see pine & apple): mod. sense from shape of the fruit
See pineapple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pinappel, pine cone
Origin: : pine, pine; see pine1
Origin: + appel, apple; see apple.
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