follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

tussah

[tuhs-uh] /ˈtʌs ə/
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] /ˈtʌs ər/ (Show IPA),
tussor, tussore, tussur.
Also called wild silk.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; earlier tusser < Hindi tasar shuttle < Sanskrit tasara, trasara kind of silkworm
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tussah

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tusseh

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tusseh