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 (păn-dā′nəs, -dăn′əs)
Any of numerous tropical trees and shrubs of the genus Pandanus native to Africa, Asia, and islands of the Pacific Ocean, having thick prop roots, edible fruit in some species, and a crown of narrow spiny leaves used as a fiber for weaving mats and similar articles and as a seasoning in cooking. Also called screw pine.

[New Latin Pandanus, genus name, from Malay pandan, pandanus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *paŋdan, from Proto-Austronesian *paŋudan.]

pan′da·na′ceous (păn′də-nā′shəs) adj.


n, pl -nuses
(Plants) any of various Old World tropical palmlike plants of the genus Pandanus, having large aerial prop roots and leaves that yield a fibre used for making mats, etc: family Pandanaceae. See also screw pine
[C19: via New Latin from Malay pandan]

screw′ pine`

any tropical Asian tree, shrub, or climbing plant of the family Pandanaceae, having long, narrow, spirally arranged leaves and aerial roots.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pandanus - fiber from leaves of the pandanus treepandanus - fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats)
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
2.pandanus - any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
genus Pandanus - type genus of the Pandanaceae (as screw pines)
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Its sampler plate of pandan chicken, satay, fish cakes, meaty rolls and pomelo salad introduces diners to the textures and subtle flavors that define traditional Thai cuisine.
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 2-4 as a side dish) 500g fresh tuna steaks; 1tsp chilli powder; 2tbsp roasted curry powder; 1tsp freshly ground black pepper; 1tbsp vegetable or coconut oil; handful of curry leaves; 5g pandan (if you can find it); 2 small red onions, thinly sliced; 1-2 green bird's-eye chillies, de-seeded and sliced; 10g fresh ginger, peeled and sliced; 10g garlic, peeled and sliced; 1tsp sea salt, plus extra pinch; 1tbsp tamarind paste; 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half; squeeze of lime juice To serve: A handful of coriander leaves 1 lime, cut into wedges Sliced avocado and green salad (optional) METHOD: 1.
Antioxidant activity: The methanolic leaf extract of Pandan showed scavenging activity against DPPH, nitric acid, superoxide radicals and hydroxyl radicals.
Meanwhile, a total of 40 fishermen were successfully rescued after Fishing Banca "Junel Enzo" capsized in waters near Pandan, Catanduanes last Saturday.
New menu items include soy crackers, tempura baskets, pandan chicken dumplings, soft shell crab steamed baos, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, miso salmon and orange-glazed short ribs.
From a classic Malaysian Chicken Curry and Potatoes, a fairly common staple in Malaysian homes, to Butter Garlic Prawns, which requires access to fresh curry leaves (indeed, many dishes require basic Asian ingredients, from bird's eye chilies to fresh pandan leaves and jasmine rice), this is a delightful collection highly recommended for any newcomers to Malaysian flavors.
JKLF chief visited the families of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhata, Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal and Aaquib Gul at Gouripora Sanatnagar.
The menu will feature traditional Thai dishes such as grilled prawns marinated in garlic and coriander with tom yam fried rice, stir-fried vegetables and tom yam sauce, mango with sticky rice and pandan coconut sauce, as well as a traditional sweet.
Therefore, with hybridization of Chitosan and Pandan compounds will give a new alternative bio-sorbent that helps to enhance the bio-sorption process.
Nong's Thai Kitchen: 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy and Delicious requires only an interest in Thai cooking and access to an Asian market for specialty items such as Pandan Leaves and Sticky Rice to prove accessible to all.
The aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when it went missing, Atmodjo told a news conference.