screw pine


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screw pine

[′skrü ‚pīn]
(botany)
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The prickly pandanus (screw pine), whose symbolic abundance pervades the painting on this issue's cover, is native to many Pacific archipelagoes, providing roof, sustenance, adornment, and medicine to generations of islanders (4).
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.
The Queen understood this at once and undertook to feed her by hand, offering tempting gardenia blossoms, bananas, coconut milk, and--wonder of wonders--the tart fruit from the Polynesian screw pine. 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.
Some 3,750 bundles or 937,500 leaves of karagumoy (also called screw pine for its pineapple-like leaves in a corkscrew pattern) were used to layer the Christmas tree.