Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hothouse or plantation where pineapples are grown.
  • n. A forest of pine trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus Ananas) and production of their homonymous fruit.
  • n. A pinewood, pinetum, forest or grove where pine trees are grown

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pine forest; a grove of pines.
  • n. A hothouse in which pineapples are grown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hothouse in which pineapples are raised. Also called pine-house and pine-stove.
  • n. A place where pine-trees grow; especially, a pine-forest in which an extensive lumbering business is carried on, as in the forests of white pine (P. Strobus) of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
  • n. The field or ground in which pineapples are grown.

Etymologies

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From pine (from Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus) + -ery

Examples

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  • "Though careless enough in most matters of eating, he loved good fruit—or if he did not, his friends and children did. There were great vexations, however, attending such a garden as his. The utmost care could not always secure the most valuable fruits. The pinery had yielded only one hundred in the last year."

    ~General Tilney in chapter 22 of Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen

    January 9, 2016