Definition of Cuban bast
1. Noun. Erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
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Literary usage of Cuban bast
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1. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Crystal—A very fine highly finished woolen of white color formerly made in England for the export trade; used for nun's clothes; now obsolete. cuban bast—>A ..."
2. Hand Book of the United States Tariff: Containing the Tariff Act of 1913 by Vandegrift, F.B., & Co, United States (1913)
"... reduction of rate in reciprocal treaty applies (TD 33116). 176 cuban bast (TD Abt. 33557, 33738) 15% Sec. IV., Par. B. Cuban treaty. ..."
3. The Culture of Tobacco by George M. Odlum, Brith South Africa Company (1905)
"The best grades of Cuban tobacco are made into " hands " of forty leaves each, and then four " hands " are bound together by means of cuban bast into what ..."
4. The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera: The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to by John Brooks Henderson (1916)
"The dry land is wooded with small trees, mostly the cuban bast, many low broad-leaved palmetto palms (Thrinax ..."
5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Soils, United States Bureau of Chemistry, United States (1901)
"The outside leaves are made smooth and wrapped from head to tip with cuban bast fiber, making a neat bundle of tobacco weighing about 1 pound. ..."