Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The field or ground in which pineapples are grown.
  • noun A hothouse in which pineapples are raised. Also called pine-house and pine-stove.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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