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 Pandaneæ: 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)