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, in the meaning defined above

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bast fiber

noun
\ˈbast- \

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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