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What is "Bast" - Definition & Explanation

A type of fiber that comes from the stem of a plant. Examples are flax (linen), ramie, hemp, and jute. Bast also refers to the inner bark of the hickory tree used in making woven seats.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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