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Meaning of BAST

Pronunciation:  bast

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

BAST is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bast fiber, phloem
 See Also: Egyptian deity, natural fiber, natural fibre, sieve tube, vascular tissue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. A thick mat or hassock. See 2d {Bass}, 2.