Cuban bast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cuban bast erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks
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Usage

In literature:

The best material for this tying is raffia, or Cuban bast.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
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