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Definition of "bast" [bast]

  • See phloem. (noun)
  • Bast fiber. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bast" in a sentence
  • "The prefix "bast" is also a type of wood filament: "B*AS*ton" become "Bâton" in French or Bat in English."
  • "But old French expression "Fils de bast" meen "Child of Packsaddle Woman" -- bast is material for packsaddle!"
  • "Making a sort of eddying circuit round the garden, he knocked over the Convolvulus-pole, tore the strips of bast from the stick that held up the white Lily, loosed all the Carnation flowers from their fastenings, broke the Rose-tree down, and levelled the Sweet-peas to the ground."