from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Pandanus, or more broadly of the order Pandaneæ: so called from the spiral arrangement of the leaves and their resemblance to those of the pineapple.

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  • noun An Old World tropical tree, Pandanus utilis

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  • noun any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves


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screw + pine (the fruit resembles a pine cone, though the plants are unrelated)


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  • Common name for the plant species pandanus tectorius.

    March 25, 2008