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

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Bast fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bast%20fiber. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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bast fiber

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Medical Definition of bast fiber

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

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