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tus·sah(tŭs′ə, tŭs′ô′) also tus·sore (tŭs′ôr′)
1. An Asian silkworm, the larva of a large saturniid moth (Antheraea paphia), that produces a coarse brownish or yellowish silk.
2. The silk produced by this worm or a fabric woven from it.
or tus•seh(ˈtʌs ə)
1. a rough silk from India, commonly woven in its natural, undyed tan color. Compare Shantung (def. 2).
2. the silkworm of an Oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk.
[1580–90; earlier tusser < Hindi tasar shuttle; compare Skt tasara, trasara kind of silkworm]
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|Noun||1.||tussah - oriental moth that produces brownish silk|
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons