screw pine

screw pine
noun
any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
Syn: ↑pandanus
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Pandanus

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noun
: a plant of the genus Pandanus including several that are cultivated for their ornamental foliage — see textile screw pine

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any tropical Asian tree or shrub of the genus Pandanus, having a palmlike or branched stem, long, narrow, rigid, spirally arranged leaves and aerial roots, and bearing an edible fruit.
[1830-40]

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screw pine noun
A plant of the genus Pandanus or its family (from the screwlike arrangement of the leaves)
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Main Entry:screw

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screw pine,
any one of a genus of tropical plants found chiefly in the Malay Archipelago and Pacific islands, having a palmlike or branched stem, tufts or crowns of long, tough, prickly leaves, strong aerial roots, and a roundish, edible fruit; pandanus.

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n. another term for pandanus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Screw pine — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw pine — n. any of a genus (Pandanus) of SE Asian trees and shrubs of the screw pine family, often having edible starchy fruits …   English World dictionary

  • screw-pine — [skro͞o′pīn΄] adj. designating a family (Pandanaceae, order Pandanales) of monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, and climbers, characterized by daggerlike leaves and prop roots * * * …   Universalium

  • screw pine — screw′ pine n. pln any tropical Asian tree, shrub, or climbing plant of the family Pandanaceae, having long, narrow, spirally arranged leaves and aerial roots • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • screw-pine — [skro͞o′pīn΄] adj. designating a family (Pandanaceae, order Pandanales) of monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, and climbers, characterized by daggerlike leaves and prop roots …   English World dictionary

  • screw pine — Pandanus Pan*da nus, prop. n. [NL., fr. Malay pandan.] (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants, native to tropical lands from Africa to Polynesia. See {Screw pine}. [1913 Webster] 2. Fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw pine — noun Date: 1836 any of a genus (Pandanus of the family Pandanaceae, the screw pine family) of tropical monocotyledonous Old World trees or shrubs with slender palmlike stems, often huge prop roots, and terminal crowns of swordlike leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • screw pine — noun the screw pine …   Wiktionary

  • screw-pine — pandanas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pandaninių (Pandanaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Pandanus). atitikmenys: lot. Pandanus angl. pandanus; screw pine vok. Pandanus; Schraubenbaum rus. пандан; панданус lenk. pandan; pochutnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • screw pine — any tropical Asian tree or shrub of the genus Pandanus, having a palmlike or branched stem, long, narrow, rigid, spirally arranged leaves and aerial roots, and bearing an edible fruit. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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