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bast fiber

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Examples from the web for bast fiber
  • It is a bast fiber plant similar to flax, kenaf, and jute.
  • As a specialty bast fiber, hemp's closest competing textile fiber is linen.
  • Viscoelastic properties of kenaf bast fiber in relation to stem age.
bast fiber in Science
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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