bast

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noun \ˈbast\

Definition of bast

  1. 1 :  phloem

  2. 2 :  bast fiber

Origin and Etymology of bast

Middle English, from Old English bæst; akin to Old High German & Old Norse bast bast


First Known Use: before 12th century


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