• WordNet 3.6
    • n tusser oriental moth that produces brownish silk
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tusser A kind of silk cloth woven from tusser-silk.
    • n tusser A dress or garment of tussersilk.
    • n tusser Same as tusser-silk.
    • n tusser An oak-feeding silkworm, Antheræa mylitta, furnishing a silk of great strength, but of coarse quality and hard to reel.
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In literature:

Old Thomas Tusser's coarse remedy is the only one which legislators have yet thought of applying.
"Colloquies on Society" by Robert Southey
I think the pious Thomas Tusser would have loved that man.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
I do not think Major Moor is correct in his application of Tusser's words, "the bishop that burneth," to the lady-bird.
"Notes & Queries, No. 6. Saturday, December 8, 1849" by Various
Sundry poems on husbandry, housewifery, and the like, by Thomas Tusser; but as the tract is mutilated up to cap.
"Notes & Queries, No. 25. Saturday, April 20, 1850" by Various
Fuller, in his "Worthies," says Tusser "spread his bread with all sorts of butter, yet none would stick thereon.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
Tusser bids the farmer give gloves to his reapers.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
Wonderful tusser silk draperies fell about her, with ink-spots on the sleeves; her hair was magnificent.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
The subsequent editions of this curious book are interestingly enumerated by Mr. Mavor, in his edition of Tusser.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
These are Gascoigne, Churchyard, Turberville, Googe, and Tusser.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Yet we learn from Spenser and from Tusser that it was the custom to grow it just as it came from the woods.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
I was interested in Tusser's "Christmas husbandly fare," notwithstanding some suggestion of gluttony in it and of oversupply.
"The Holy Earth" by L. H. Bailey
The principal writers of that period were Tusser, Googe, and Sir Hugh Platt.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
An early version occurs in Tusser, p. 199.
"Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales" by James Orchard Halliwell
Are any particulars known of Sir Richard Southwell, one of Tusser's patrons?
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 96, August 30, 1851" by Various