Definition of Pandanus

1. Noun. Fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats).

Generic synonyms: Natural Fiber, Natural Fibre

2. Noun. Any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves.
Exact synonyms: Screw Pine
Group relationships: Genus Pandanus
Specialized synonyms: Lauhala, Pandanus Tectorius, Textile Screw Pine
Generic synonyms: Tree

Definition of Pandanus

1. n. A genus of endogenous plants. See Screw pine.

Definition of Pandanus

1. Proper noun. (taxon genus family Pandanaceae palm-like, dioecious trees and shrubs native to the Old World tropics and subtropics) ¹

2. Noun. The screw pine, ''Pandanus utilis''. ¹

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Definition of Pandanus

1. a tropical plant [n -NI or -NUSES]

Medical Definition of Pandanus

1. A genus of endogenous plants. See Screw pine. Origin: NL, fr. Malay pandan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pandanus

panda bear
panda bears
panda car
panda hugger
pandanus (current term)
pandean pipe

Literary usage of Pandanus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"The fact that no other species of pandanus is now found in Malate proves very little, ... 1571 a specimen of this pandanus, collected by himself at ..."

2. A Gilbertese-English Dictionary by Hiram Bingham (1908)
"(Eng.) alabaster. variety of pandanus. of pandanus. of pandanus. Arabi'no, ra. the fruit of a variety of Arama'rena, n. the fruit of a variety pandanus. ..."

3. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"(in counting) strip of coconut, pandanus, or other palm leaf prepared for plaiting ... variety of pandanus whose leaves are used in making plaited mats. ..."

4. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"Inland species of a genus possessing fruits not known to have any means of dispersal through agencies now at work in the Pacific.— pandanus. ..."

5. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits by Alfred Cort Haddon, William Halse Rivers Rivers, Charles Gabriel Seligman, Charles Samuel Myers, William McDougall, Sidney Herbert Ray, Anthony Wilkin (1912)
"Folded mat made of pandanus leaves sewn use. When employed as a tent during the together, kai (W.), Jca (E.), imported from New Guinea, initiation ceremony ..."

6. The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore by Botanic Gardens (Singapore (1907)
"pandanus Kaida. The plant figured is about ten years old, and is a native of India, and is the finest specimen in the Gardens, though there are others older ..."

7. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1889)
"USES OF THE SCREW PALM (pandanus ODORATISSIMUS), ... In neither of these is there any mention made of a use to which the dried leaf of the pandanus is put ..."

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