pandanus, prop. n. [NL., fr. Malay pandan.].
A genus of endogenous plants, native to tropical lands from Africa to Polynesia. See Screw pine. [1913 Webster]
Fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats). [WordNet 1.5]
Any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and pineapplelike leaves and edible conelike fruits; also called the screw pine
. [WordNet 1.5