from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous palmlike dioecious trees and shrubs of the genus Pandanus of the Old World tropics, having large prop roots and a crown of narrow spiny leaves that yield a fiber used in weaving mats and similar articles. Also called screw pine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The screw pine, Pandanus utilis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The screw-pine, a genus of plants, type of the order Pandaneæ, distinguished by its one-ovuled carpels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
- n. fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats)
New Latin Pandanus, genus name, from Malay pandan, screw pine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay pandan (Wiktionary)