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.
An aroma and flavour of pineapple is often found in very ripe Chardonnays and wines fermented at a low temperatures.
A decorative, carved, stylized finial resembling the fruit. It was often used as a terminal piece on bedposts, newel posts, in pediments over doorways, etc. In early 19th century America it was a symbol of wealth and prosperity.