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 for Pandanus
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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pandanus
      n 1: fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven
           articles (such as mats)
      2: any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge
         prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like
         pineapple leaves [syn: pandanus, screw pine]

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