[French] plural pandanes

Pandanus. A plant which has a long thin leaf which is used to flavour both sweet and savoury foods. The product is often referred to as screwpine water. In Sri Lanka it is almost always used to flavour rice. The part of the leaf which is eaten is the orange bit from nearest the stalk. Alan Smith Tropical Fruit Trees, Largo in Florida, who grows them, kindly e-mailed me to let me know that I had misreported that this plant also bore a fruit with an edible seed.

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