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bast fiber

Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets.
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1. phloem.
2. Also called bast fiber. any of several strong, woody fibers, as flax, hemp, ramie, or jute, obtained from phloem tissue and used in the manufacture of woven goods and cordage.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bæst, c. Middle Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse bast]
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Noun1.bast fiber - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plantsbast fiber - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
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As with other bast fiber crops, hemp phloem fibers are arranged in bundles parallel to the stem axis, and are embedded in a pectic polysaccharide network.