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Pineapple

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Píneapple. n.s.

The pineapple hath a flower consisting of one leaf, divided into three parts, and is funnel-shaped: the embryos are produced in the tubercles: these become a fleshy fruit full of juice: the seeds, which are lodged in the tubercles, are very small and almost kidney-shaped. Miller.

Try if any words can give the taste of a pineapple, and make one have the true idea of its relish. Locke.

If a child were kept where he never saw but black and white, he would have no more ideas of scarlet, than he that never tasted a pineapple, has of that particular relish. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Miller, Philip (58)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Pineapple." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8784.


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