Noun(1) strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants(2) (botany, e.g., from leaves(3) cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
(1) The four groupings are: seed-hair fibers, leaf fibers, bast fibers, and miscellaneous fibers.(2) Another was the lime tree whose fibrous inner bark, bast , was used for a number of purposes.(3) The phloem of some stems also contains thick-walled, elongate fiber cells which are called bast fibers.(4) Willow, lime and again oak trees give some of the most useful bast fibres.(5) Ramie is also similar to linen and is a bast of plant fiber.(6) There was a clear deficiency of bast fibre along the length of the mutant stem.(7) They are made from papyrus root, bast fiber , and banana leaves and are decorated with mud dyes in elaborate patterns.(8) Bast fibers come from the phloem tissues of dicotyledonous plants.(9) Linen is from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant.(10) It wasn't unknown for the ribs for example to be lashed in place with bast fibre cords, that were soaked in pitch to preserve them.
1. phloem ::
Different Formsbast, baster, basters
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