Definition of Bast

1. Noun. Strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants.

Exact synonyms: Bast Fiber
Generic synonyms: Natural Fiber, Natural Fibre



2. Noun. (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes.
Exact synonyms: Phloem
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Vascular Tissue
Terms within: Sieve Tube

3. Noun. Cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun.
Generic synonyms: Egyptian Deity

Definition of Bast

1. n. The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.

Definition of Bast

1. Noun. Fibre made from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cord. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bast

1. a woody fiber [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bast

1. 1. The inner fibrous bark of various plants; especially. Of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc, made therefrom. 2. A thick mat or hassock. See Bass. Origin: AS. Baest; akin to Icel, Sw, Dan, D, & G. Bast, of unknown origin. Cf. Bass the tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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