1. [ noun ] (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
Synonyms: phloem
Related terms: vascular_tissue sieve_tube botany
2. [ noun ] strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
Synonyms: bast_fiber
Related terms: natural_fiber
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 15923
4. [ noun ] (religion,antiquity) cat- or lion-headed goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
Related terms: Egyptian_deity
Similar spelling:   baste