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Definition of "pandanus" [pan•da•nus]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pandanus" in a sentence
  • "The ketaki Pandanus odoratissimus, a flowering tree called pandanus or screw pine in English, is also called kewra, kewda, keora, &c in India: "Kewra flowers have a sweet, perfumed odour that has a pleasant quality similar to rose flowers, but kewra is more fruity.""
  • "These will be accompanied by healthy juices utilizing local fruits, herbs and spices such as pandanus, citronella grass, kaffir limes, fresh ginger and calamansi."
  • "It can be as obvious and common as indigenous plants such as pandanus, lemongrass and daun kaduk (piper sarmentosum) growing in your garden."