Definitions starting with P

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pine

[Car.; from Am. Sp. pina, anglicized in 1600's DJE] n. the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus, or its fruit: 1880 The pines ceased bearing (Ives 104). 1888 Pineapples ... equal to the best hothouse pines (Powles 287). Gregory Town used to grow the most pines in Eleuthera (Eleu.). (Gen.)

Tags: agriculture, food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-19 17:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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