Definition of Ananas comosus
1. Noun. A tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics.
Terms within: Ananas, Pineapple
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Ananas, Genus Ananas
Ananas Comosus Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Ananas Comosus Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ananas Comosus
Literary usage of Ananas comosus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"PINEAPPLES, Ananas comosus Sweet, sour and heating, ripe pineapples are soothing to väta and kapha and all right for pitta. Pineapple is helpful in cases of ..."
2. Tissue Culture: Plants: A Bibliography, January 1992-March 1994 by Henry Gilbert (1995)
"In the series analytic: High-tech and micropropagation II / edited by YPS Bajaj. Includes references. Language: English Descriptors: Ananas comosus; ..."
3. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"Pineapple Like bananas, pineapples (Ananas comosus) are normally seedless, and they must be propagated vegetatively. The clones are somewhat unstable, ..."
4. Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis Alive!by Paris Permenter, John Bigley by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2001)
"The national fruit is the Antigua black pineapple (Ananas comosus). The Arawak Indians first brought this fruit to the islands from South America. ..."