bast

noun
\ ˈbast How to pronounce bast (audio) \

Definition of bast

1 : phloem

First Known Use of bast

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bast

Middle English, going back to Old English bæst, going back to Germanic *basta- (whence also Middle Dutch, Old High German, and Old Norse bast "bast fiber"), of obscure origin

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The first known use of bast was before the 12th century

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