tusseh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tusseh oriental moth that produces brownish silk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tusseh tŭs"sȧ An undomesticated East Indian silkworn (Antheræa mylitta), that feeds on the leaves of the oak and other plants.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. Hind. tasar, a shuttle, Skr. tasara, trasara,

Usage

In literature:

Tusseh silk or, as some term it, "Tussore," is spun from the silk of the perforated cocoon of the tusseh-moth.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
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