bast

noun
\ˈbast \

Definition of bast 

1 : phloem

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The cost of living is equal to the national average, bast on data provided by AreaVibes. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore is third best city for software engineers, study says," 1 June 2018

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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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