from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pandanus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Old World tropical tree, Pandanus utilis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the endogenous genus Pandanus, of which there are about fifty species, natives of tropical lands from Africa to Polynesia; -- named from the spiral arrangement of the pineapple-like leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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


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  • Common name for the plant species pandanus tectorius.

    March 25, 2008