from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small decorative box, usually of metal and especially of Indian manufacture. Compare spice-box.
- n. In the Philippine Islands, the textile screw-pine, Pandanus tectorius, a species with glaucous sword-shaped leaves armed with spines on the keel and margin, and possessing great tensile strength and flexibility. The leaves are divested of their spiny margins and keel and after having been properly cured are split into ribbons of greater or less fineness and woven into hats, bags, and mats.
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