screw pine

NOUN
  1. any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves
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How To Use screw pine In A Sentence

  • An even smaller tropical island than Sipadan, Lankayan is covered with lush vegetation, including casuarina trees and the ubiquitous pandan screw pines.
  • Here, a mother's allergy to snakes deprives the daughter of her favourite screw pine flower (thaazhambu in Tamil), forcing her to adopt dilatory tactics in domestic behaviour.
  • Handicrafts made of screw pine, banana fibre, palm leaf fibre, coconut husk, bamboo and white wood are among other things on display.
  • It is only the tropical trees, specially the lauhala or “screw pine,” the whimsical shapes of outlying ridges, which now and then lie like the leaves in a book, and the strange forms of extinct craters, which distinguish it from some of our most beautiful park scenery, such as Windsor Great Park or Belvoir. The Hawaiian Archipelago
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