screw pine


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screw pine

[′skrü ‚pīn]
(botany)
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Screw Pine (Pandanus Utilis):Another native of Madagascar, much of the tree's roots are above ground and arranged around its trunk like stilts.
Chris Cole notes "In my book [Wordplay: A Curious Dictionary of Language Oddities] I listed IEIE, the Pacific islands screw pine, as the shortest word with four syllables.
This screw pine was so much like the screw pine from Aldabra that when the tortoise ate it the yellow flesh frothed up on her lipless mouth and damp rings formed around her eyes.