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Meaning of bast

bast

Pronunciation: (bast), [key]
— n.
  1. phloem.
  2. Also calledany of several strong, woody fibers, as flax, hemp, ramie, or jute, obtained from phloem tissue and used in the manufacture of woven goods and cordage.
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