Tussah meaning

tŭs'ôr'
An Asian silkworm, the larva of a large saturniid moth (Antheraea paphia), that produces a coarse brownish or yellowish silk.
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The silk produced by this worm or a fabric woven from it.
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An Asian silkworm (Antheraea paphia) that feeds on oak leaves and produces coarse, brownish silk filaments.
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Alternative form of tussore.
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Origin of tussah

  • Hindi tasar from Sanskrit tasaram shuttle (probably from the shape of its cocoon) ten- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition