From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pandanus \Pan*da"nus\, prop. n. [NL., fr. Malay pandan.] (Bot.)
   A genus of endogenous plants, native to tropical lands from
   Africa to Polynesia. See Screw pine.
   [1913 Webster]

   2. Fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven
      articles (such as mats). [wns16=1]
      [WordNet 1.5]

   3. Any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having
      huge prop roots and pineapplelike leaves and edible
      conelike fruits; also called the screw pine. [wns16=2]
      [WordNet 1.5]
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