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.
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Origin of pineapple
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English pinappel (“pinecone", literally “pine-apple/pine-fruit"), equivalent to pine +"Ž apple. Later applied to the fruit of the pineapple plant due to its resemblance to a pinecone. Compare the post-Classical Latin pomum pini, the Old French pume de pin, the Middle French and French pomme de pin, the Middle Dutch and Dutch pijnappel, the Middle Low German pinappel, the Old High German pÄ«napful, the Middle High German pÄ«naphel, and the early Modern German pinapfel "” all in the sense of “pine cone".