Definition of pineapple weed in English:

pineapple weed

Pronunciation /ˈpīˌnapəl wēd/ /ˈpaɪˌnæpəl wid/


  • A small mayweed with flowers that lack ray florets. When crushed, the leaves have a pineapple fragrance.

    Genus Matricaria, family Compositae: the European M. matricarioides and the North American M. discoidea

    ‘Pineapple Weed is a common plant in central and northern Illinois, but somewhat less common in the southern areas of the state.’
    • ‘Pineapple Weed has since spread to northern and western Europe, where it is not native.’
    • ‘Pineapple weed is a problem in spinach and other vegetable crops.’