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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  thick  mat  or  hassock.  See  2d  {Bass},  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bast 
  n  1:  strong  woody  fibers  obtained  especially  from  the  phloem  of 
  from  various  plants  [syn:  {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}] 
  3:  cat-  or  lion-headed  goddess;  represents  life-giving  power  of 
  the  sun  [syn:  {Bast}] 




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