bast fiber

bast fiber
noun Date: circa 1885 a strong woody fiber obtained chiefly from the phloem of plants and used especially in cordage, matting, and fabrics

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  • bast fiber — bast n a strong woody fiber obtained chiefly from the phloem of plants and used esp. in cordage, matting, and fabrics called also bast …   Medical dictionary

  • bast fiber — bast′ fi ber n. bast 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • bast fiber — bast (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • bast fiber — noun strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants • Syn: ↑bast • Hypernyms: ↑natural fiber, ↑natural fibre * * * noun : bast 2 * * * bast (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bast fibre — (fiber) or skin fibre is plant fibre collected from the phloem (the inner bark or the skin) or bast surrounding the stem of certain, mainly dicotyledonic, plants. They support the conductive cells of the phloem and provide strength to the stem.… …   Wikipedia

  • Fiber crop — Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper [cite web |url=http://www.paperonweb.com/articles.htm |title=Multiple references to non wood fibers for paper |accessdate=2007 10 19 |last= Goyal… …   Wikipedia

  • bast — /bast/, n. 1. Bot. phloem. 2. Also called bast fiber. any 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. [bef. 900; ME; OE baest; c. D, G, ON… …   Universalium

  • bast — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bæst; akin to Old High German & Old Norse bast bast Date: before 12th century 1. phloem 2. bast fiber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bast — [[t]bæst[/t]] n. 1) bot phloem 2) tex Also called bast fiber any 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. • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE… …   From formal English to slang

  • Bast — may refer to: * Bastet (mythology), a goddess in Egyptian mythology * Bast (biology), a type of plant fiber *Bast, Afghanistan * Bast (Marvel Comics), Marvel Comics depiction of the goddess * Bast, The Sandman (Vertigo) depiction of the goddess * …   Wikipedia

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