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Words nearby bast fiber
Definition for bast-fiber (2 of 2)
[ bast ]
/ bæst /
Origin of bast
before 900; Middle English; Old English bæst; cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse bast; perhaps ultimately cognate with Latin fascis bundle. See bass3
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British Dictionary definitions for bast-fiber
/ (bæst) /
Also called: bass fibrous material obtained from the phloem of jute, hemp, flax, lime, etc, used for making rope, matting, etc
botany another name for phloem
Word Origin for bast
Old English bæst; related to Old Norse, Middle High German bast
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Scientific definitions for bast-fiber
[ băst ]
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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