Bast fiber



bast (def 2).
Historical Examples

These petioles contain a quantity of bast fiber, which is used as string, but otherwise is of no commercial value.
The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes Toms de Comyn

The original bundles of bast fiber actually were probably little longer than in this fragment.
A Burial Cave in Baja California William C. Massey

bast fiber
(bāst)
Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain eudicot plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets.

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