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What do pineapples symbolize I see them in front of peoples houses?

Some kind of gatekeeping

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  • Speed
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    They're a symbol of welcome and of hospitality, at least since the US was founded. They're common motifs in colonial buildings, signs, bedposts, etc.

  • james
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Normally they are the small ones. Left in the fields & not picked. So if you are going out to the fields after picking or harvest of a field. You load up on them. Then when you return home you keep what you want. Set the rest outside your gate. & every one knows they are free to take. Same with banana, coconuts & other fruit here. It means you are neighborly. They don't last long here. Kids will be right over to grab pineapples. 

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  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a Victorian thing. You also see them on the corners of staircases, and on Iron Planters.

    Large and wealthy Victorian houses grew pineapples in hot beds so it became a status symbol of wealth.

    It was also a bit of a novelty at the time so used them in decoration. Before that it was always giant acorns.

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  • 2 months ago

    They symbolize that you're in Hawaii.

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  • 2 months ago

    Hawaiian ancestry.

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  • sarah
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The bible mentions them in the temple they used the symbol of pineapples. I think it was symbolic of having plenty to eat or wealth.

    • BBagwinds
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      2 months agoReport

      Pineapples were found by Columbus in Guadalupe in 1493; they aren't mentioned in the bible.

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  • 2 months ago

    ...they obviously like pineapples. 

    This fruit was not common worldwide. 

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