Tusseh

tussah

[tuhs-uh]
noun
1.
a tan silk from India. Compare Shantung ( def 3 ).
2.
the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk.
Also, tusseh, tusser [tuhs-er] , tussor, tussore, tussur.
Also called wild silk.


Origin:
1580–90; earlier tusser < Hindi tasar shuttle < Sanskrit tasara, trasara kind of silkworm

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tussah

noun
oriental moth that produces brownish silk 
tusseh

noun
oriental moth that produces brownish silk [syn: tussah
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