plural noun

: an order of monocotyledonous plants including the families Typhaceae, Sparganiaceae, and Pandanaceae and distinguished by monoecious or dioecious flowers without a perianth that are borne in close spikes or heads and ovules with mealy or fleshy endosperm

Word History


New Latin, from Pandanus + -ales

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“Pandanales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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