Screw-pine meaning

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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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An Old World tropical tree, Pandanus utilis.
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Origin of screw-pine

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

    From Wiktionary