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bast fiber

bast fiber

noun

Definition of BAST FIBER

:  a strong woody fiber obtained chiefly from the phloem of plants and used especially in cordage, matting, and fabrics

First Known Use of BAST FIBER

1852

bast fiber

noun \ˈbast-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BAST FIBER

:  a strong woody fiber obtained chiefly from the phloem of plants and used especially in cordage, matting, and fabrics—called also bast

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