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tussah

or tus路seh

[ tuhs-uh ]
/ 藞t蕦s 蓹 /
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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路ser, tus路sor, tus路sur [tuhs-er], /藞t蕦s 蓹r/, tus路sore [tuhs-awr, -ohr] /藞t蕦s 蓴r, -o蕣r/ .
Also called wild silk.

Origin of tussah

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