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- 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 Worldtropical 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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