See also: Pandanus

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Fruit of Pandanus utilis

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From New Latin pandanus, from Malay pandan.

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pandanus (plural pandanuses)

  1. Any of various palm-like plants in the genus Pandanus.
    • 1919, W[illiam] Somerset Maugham, “chapter 53”, in The Moon and Sixpence, [New York, N.Y.]: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers [], →OCLC:
      A girl of fifteen, perhaps, was plaiting pandanus-leaf to make a hat, and an old woman was sitting on her haunches smoking a pipe.
    • 2012, Rohani Jelani, Homestyle Malay Cooking[1], Periplus Editions, →ISBN:
      Cut the pandanus leaves to fit into the steamer, then place them over the tea towel or muslin cloth. If using pandanus essence, do not add at this stage. Spoon the rice onto the leaves and spread evenly. Steam, covered, over rapidly boiling water for 30 minutes.

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pandanus m (uncountable)

  1. a pandan
  2. the pandans collectively

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Etymology Edit

From Malay pandan + -us.

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  1. (New Latin) a pandan
  2. (New Latin) the pandans collectively

Descendants Edit

  • English: pandanus
  • French: pandanus
  • Translingual: Pandanus