screw pine


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screw pine

n.

[screw (in reference to the spiral whorl formed by the leaves and the pattern of the leaf scars along the trunk and branches, resembling the threads of a screw) + pine.]

screw pine

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

screw′ pine`


n.
any tropical Asian tree, shrub, or climbing plant of the family Pandanaceae, having long, narrow, spirally arranged leaves and aerial roots.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screw pine - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Some 3,750 bundles or 937,500 leaves of karagumoy (also called screw pine for its pineapple-like leaves in a corkscrew pattern) were used to layer the Christmas tree.
Other vegetation includes mangroves, screw pine and banyan.
pineapple (Ananas comosus), bromeliads (Guzmania spp), banana (Musa spp), screw pine (Pandanus odoratissimus) and in the primary rachis of coconut (Cocos nucifera).