tus·​sah ˈtə-sə How to pronounce tussah (audio)
variants or tussore
: silk or silk fabric from the brownish fiber produced by larvae of some saturniid moths (such as Antheraea paphia)

Word History


Hindi & Urdu tasar

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tussah was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Tussah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tussah. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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