bast

Definitions of bast
1

n (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes

Synonyms:
phloem
Type of:
vascular tissue
tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants

n strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants

Synonyms:
bast fiber
Type of:
natural fiber, natural fibre
fiber derived from plants or animals

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