tussah

or tus·seh

[ tuhs-uh ]
/ ˈtʌs ə /

noun

a tan silk from India.Compare Shantung (def. 2a).
the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk.

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Also tus·ser, tus·sor, tus·sur [tuhs-er], /ˈtʌs ər/, tus·sore [tuhs-awr, -ohr] /ˈtʌs ɔr, -oʊr/ .
Also called wild silk.

Origin of tussah

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