any of a genus (Pandanus) of SE Asian trees and shrubs of the screw-pine family, often having edible starchy fruits
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designating a family (Pandanaceae, order Pandanales) of monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, and climbers, characterized by daggerlike leaves and prop roots
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