pandanus definition

  • noun:
    • some of many palmlike dioecious timber of this genus Pandanus of the old-world tropics, having big prop roots and a crown of slim spiny leaves that yield a fiber utilized in weaving mats and similar articles. Also referred to as screw pine.
    • The screw-pine, Pandanus utilis.
    • The screw-pine, a genus of flowers, variety of your order Pandane√¶, distinguished by its one-ovuled carpels.
    • any of different Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple renders
    • dietary fiber from leaves for the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (like mats)

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