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tus·sore

 (tŭs′ôr′)
n.
Variant of tussah.

tussore

(tʊˈsɔː; ˈtʌsə) ,

tusser

or

tussah

n
1. (Textiles) a strong coarse brownish Indian silk obtained from the cocoons of an Oriental saturniid silkworm, Antheraea paphia
2. (Textiles) a fabric woven from this silk
3. (Animals) the silkworm producing this silk
[C17: from Hindi tasar shuttle, from Sanskrit tasara a wild silkworm]

tus•sah

or tus•seh

(ˈtʌs ə)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tussore - oriental moth that produces brownish silktussore - oriental moth that produces brownish silk
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
Antheraea, genus Antheraea - large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality