pandanus definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Modern Latin ; from Malay pandan
pandanus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.
Origin: New Latin Pandanus, genus name, from Malay pandan, screw pine.
- panˌda·naˈceous adjective