pineapple plant

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pineapple plant a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
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Usage

In literature:

Lemon and orange trees grew wild, and pineapples had been planted by the people.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
A fig-tree was in a very thriving way, as were two vines, a pineapple plant, and some slips of a shaddock-tree.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
At many places, the road was bordered with plants, the leaves of which somewhat resembled those of the pineapple.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
The sisal hemp, pineapple, yucca, and a number of fiber plants growing in the southern part of the United States are worthy of note.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
She personally supervised the erection of the house, and when it was done planted sunflowers, banana trees, pineapples, etc., around it.
"Pioneering in Cuba" by James Meade Adams
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In news:

The pineapple lily (Eucomis bicolour) produces a beautiful pineapple-like flower and makes a great container plant.
This large, shrubby plant is clothed in bright green leaves that smell distinctly like pineapple when crushed.
Casey Combs, senior plant buyer at PHS' Meadowbrook Farm, whose store at the show is selling tropical plants and lots of others, says the pineapples are a big seller, as are anthuriums, Alpines and air plants.
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