Hawaiian pineapples are thought to have originated in Paraguay or Brazil. When pineapple was first brought to Hawaii, it was first called “anana”—a Caribbean word for “excellent fruit.” Hawaiians called it “halakahiki,” which means “foreign fruit.”
A pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple, but a fruit consisting of many berries that have grown together.
This also means that Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together. The technical term for this is a “multiple fruit” or a “collective fruit”.