Definition of pandanus in English:

pandanus

Line breaks: pan|da¦nus
Pronunciation: /panˈdeɪnəs
 
, -ˈdan-/
(also pandan)

noun

1A tropical tree or shrub with a twisted and branched stem, stilt roots, spiral tufts of long, narrow spiny leaves, and fibrous edible fruit. Also called screw pine.
  • Genus Pandanus, family Pandanaceae
More example sentences
  • In addition to twigs, the crows manufacture tools from long and barbed leaves of the pandanus tree.
  • This rampart is now colonized by coconut palms, pandanus, and breadfruit trees, and I like to sit here in the late after-noons and watch the sea rolling ashore.
  • An even smaller tropical island than Sipadan, Lankayan is covered with lush vegetation, including casuarina trees and the ubiquitous pandan screw pines.
1.1 [mass noun] Fibre from the leaves of the pandanus, often woven into a material for roofing, mats, etc.
More example sentences
  • The entries reveal the use of a rich variety of media and materials including photomontage, ceramics, recycled wire, dugong bone, bronze, feathers, pandanus fibre, and works on paper, bark and canvas.
  • A few houses of local materials, with pandanus thatch sides and thatched roofs, still exist.
  • The whole village built of pandanus and grass looked as if it were about to founder in the sea of mud.

Origin

modern Latin, from Malay pandan.

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