Definition for SCREW'-PINE

SCREW'-PINE, n. [Malay, Pandang, i. e. something to be regarded.]

The popular name of the several species of the genus Pandanus, trees which grow in the East Indies, the Isle of Bourbon, Mauritius, New South Wales and Guinea. The trees have great beauty, and some of them an exquisite odor; and their roots, leaves and fruit are all found useful for various purposes.

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