Pandanus tectorius

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Noun1.Pandanus tectorius - Polynesian screw pinePandanus tectorius - Polynesian screw pine    
screw pine, pandanus - any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
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Woven with leaves from Hawaii's hala tree, lauhala mats were used as floor covers and bedding in the islands' traditional homes.
Nellie sang "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" at Lumahai Beach, a crescent-shaped beach known for the many native hala trees on the beach's edge.
Hala trees and swaying palms fringe a half-moon of salt-and-pepper sand, backed by black lava cliffs.