tussah

play
noun tus·sah \ˈtə-sə, -ˌsȯ\
variants: or

tussore

play \-ˌsōr, -ˌsȯr\

Definition of tussah

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

Origin and Etymology of tussah

Hindi & Urdu tasar


First Known Use: 1590

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