Ananas (and its variations) Pineapple speech language pathologist Aka beach teacher shirt is from the Tupi-Guarani (a Brazilian subfamily of indigenous languages) word ‘nanas’, meaning ‘excellent fruit’ and given that the plant is indigenous to South America , it’s global spread was primarily driven by the Spanish (and then the Portuguese), throughout their colonies and trading posts. The pineapple was the original name for pine cones, but over time ‘pine cone’ replaced the word pineapple, with pineapples beginning to refer to the fruit of the Ananas Comosus plant. From the Online Etymology dictionary.
Cristobal Pineapple speech language pathologist Aka beach teacher shirt (Christopher Columbus) and his sailors discovered pineapple in 1493 when they landed on an island in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies (Collins, 1960). In 1557, a clergyman in Brazil first used the name ‘ananas’ for pineapples, derived from the Tupi Indian name nana. The English name ‘pineapple’ came from the comparison of the fruit with the exotic pine cone as the outermost modified scales of the fruit make it appear like a pine cone (Collins, 1960), the fruit has acquired few vernacular names. It is widely called piña by Spanish-speaking people, abacaxi in the Portuguese tongue, ananas by the Dutch, Germans and French and the people of former French and Dutch colonies; nanas in southern Asia and the East Indes