bast definition by Webster's New World
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- Bot. any type of phloem
- fiber obtained from phloem, used in making ropes, mats, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English bæst, inner bark of trees; akin to German and amp; Old Norse bast
bast definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- See phloem.
- Bast fiber.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English bǽst.