screw pine

noun

Definition of screw pine

: any of a genus (Pandanus of the family Pandanaceae, the screw-pine family) of tropical monocotyledonous Old World trees or shrubs with slender palmlike stems, often huge prop roots, and terminal crowns of swordlike leaves

First Known Use of screw pine

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Screw pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20pine. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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