The fruit of a plant of the same name, a native of tropical America, now largely cultivated in most hot countries. The plant has many long, stiff, sharp-pointed leaves, from the middle of which grows a short stem bearing a single fruit, in shape like the cone of a pine. Pine-apples are sent from the West Indies and Azores to all parts of the world, and are much valued as a fruit for dessert and for preserving. A spirituous liquor called pine-apple rum is made from the juice of the pine-apple in some warm countries. The leaves of the plant contain fine fibres or threads, from which is made the beautiful pine-apple cloth. This is largely manufactured in the Philippine Islands.