bast definition

  • noun:
    • See phloem.
    • Bast fibre.
    • fiber created from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cable.
    • The inner fibrous bark of numerous plants; esp. for the lime tree; ergo, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.
    • A thick pad or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.
    • The powerful inner fibrous bark of various woods, specifically of species of linden (Tilia), that the Russia matting of commerce is manufactured.
    • In botany, a tissue, otherwise known as the liber or phloĆ«m, formed of or containing really thin, lengthy, and tough versatile cells, known as bast-cells or bast-fibers, and occurring many abundantly when you look at the inner bark of dicotyledons.
    • A rope or cord made from the inner bark for the lime-tree, or even the bark changed to ropes or mats. See bass, 3.
    • Bastardy.
    • A name sometimes fond of the percentage of raw-silk fibre which envelops the fibroin: practically just like the sericin.
    • A trade-name of piassava-fiber. See bast-palm, piassava, and bass, 4.
    • cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving energy of sunshine
    • (botany) structure that conducts synthesized meals substances (age.g., from leaves) to parts in which needed; is made up mainly of sieve pipes
    • strong woody fibers acquired especially from phloem of from different flowers
  • others:
    • Bastard; illegitimate.

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