screw pine

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. screw jack,
  2. screw loose,
  3. screw nail,
  4. screw nut,
  5. screw pile,
  6. screw plate,
  7. screw press,
  8. screw propeller,
  9. screw someone out of,
  10. screw tap

Origin of screw pine

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for screw pine

screw pine

noun

any of various pandanaceous plants of the Old World tropical genus Pandanus, having a spiral mass of pineapple-like leaves and heavy conelike fruits
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