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NOUN (3)

1. strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants;
[syn: bast, bast fiber]

2. (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes;
[syn: phloem, bast]

3. cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bast \Bast\, n. [AS. b[ae]st; akin to Icel., Sw., Dan., D., & G. bast, of unknown origin. Cf. Bass the tree.] 1. The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom. [1913 Webster] 2. A thick mat or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bast n 1: strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants [syn: bast, bast fiber] 2: (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes [syn: phloem, bast] 3: cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun