screw-pine family

screw-pine family
noun
family of woody plants of the order Pandanales including pandanus
Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family
Member Holonyms: ↑Pandanales, ↑order Pandanales
Member Meronyms: ↑genus Pandanus

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noun

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