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Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain eudicot plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets.
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Since the length of the ultimate bast fiber averages about 22 mm.Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material|Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill
The original bundles of bast fiber actually were probably little longer than in this fragment.A Burial Cave in Baja California|William C. Massey
These petioles contain a quantity of bast fiber, which is used as string, but otherwise is of no commercial value.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
These for the most part produce bast fiber, and the farmer knows them as wild field growths or weeds.