tussah

noun
tus·​sah | \ ˈtə-sə How to pronounce tussah (audio) , -ˌsȯ \
variants: or tussore \ ˈtə-​ˌsȯr How to pronounce tussah (audio) \

Definition of tussah

: silk or silk fabric from the brownish fiber produced by larvae of some saturniid moths (such as Antheraea paphia)

First Known Use of tussah

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tussah

Hindi & Urdu tasar

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“Tussah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tussah. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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