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Noun: bast  bast
  1. Strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
    - bast fiber [US], bast fibre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
    - phloem
Noun: Bast
  1. Cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun

Derived forms: basts

Type of: Egyptian deity, natural fiber [US], natural fibre [Brit, Cdn], vascular tissue

Encyclopedia: Bast, Iran