Dictionary.com

tussore

tusser (ˈtʌsə) or mainly US tussah (ˈtʌsə)

/ (tʊˈsɔː, ˈtʌsə) /
Save This Word!

noun

a strong coarse brownish Indian silk obtained from the cocoons of an Oriental saturniid silkworm, Antheraea paphia
a fabric woven from this silk
the silkworm producing this silk

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Word Origin for tussore

C17: from Hindi tasar shuttle, from Sanskrit tasara a wild silkworm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for tussore

Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!