Pronunciation Noun


  1. Fibre made from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cord.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 87
      I thought I saw Him in the Long Walk there, by the bed of Nelly Roche, tending a fallen flower with a wisp of bast.
    • 1997: ‘Egil's Saga’, tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, page 145
      He had taken along a long bast rope in his sleigh, since it was the custom on longer journeys to have a spare rope in case the reins needed mending.
Related terms Translations
  • German: Bast
  • Portuguese: entrecasca
  • Russian: лы́ко

  1. Alternative spelling of Bastet

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