Ananas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ananas large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
    • n Ananas a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pineapples were first called "anana", which is Caribbean for "excellent fruit."
    • n Ananas (Bot) The pineapple (Ananassa sativa).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ananas A native name in tropical America of the pineapple, and of other plants resembling it. The wild ananas of the West Indies is Bromelia Pinguin.
    • n ananas [capitalized] [NL.] A small genus of tropical plants, belonging to the natural order Bromeliaccæ. A. satira produces the pineapple. Also called Ananassa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ananas an-an′as the pine-apple: the West Indian penguin
    • Ananas Also Anan′a
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. ananas, from the native American name

Usage

In literature:

We have agreed to combine to ask for him to be recalled; Anana is drawing up a letter to the chief priest, which we shall all subscribe.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
The nanas, or pineapple (Bromelia ananas), though certainly not indigenous, grows here in great plenty with the most ordinary culture.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The vanilla, the anana or pine apple, and many other delicious fruits.
"Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
At every meal, rice and anana are the principal or only dishes.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
Here the Spaniards first met with the anana, or pineapple, with the fragrance and flavour of which they were delighted.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Mousse a L'ananas 65 252.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Ananas or pine-apples are reared at Archangel: I saw none in the south of France or Tuscany.
"Four Years in France" by Henry Digby Beste
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In poetry:

'"Sent rich plantains, food of angels;
Rich ananas, food of kings;
Grudged you none of all my treasures:
Save these lovely useless things."
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley
Night, and beneath star-blazoned summer skies
Behold the Spirit of the musky South,
A creole with still-burning, languid eyes,
Voluptuous limbs and incense-breathing mouth:
Swathed in spun gauze is she,
From fibres of her own anana tree.
"The South" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

The place in question is a French restaurant called 'Ananas.
Ra'anana, Israel, May 18, 2011.
RA'ANANA, Israel, October 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall.
He was quarantined for a period of time but has now joined Anana and Aurora, the Zoo's twin female polar bears.
He was quarantined for a period of time but has now joined Anana and Aurora, the Zoo's twin female polar bear s.
Ananas Noire is a lovely large tomato with sweet, tangy flavor.
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