tussar
Tussah Tus"sah Tusseh Tus"seh(t[u^]s"s[.a]), n. [Also {tussa}, {tussar}, {tusser}, {tussur}, etc.] [Prob. fr. Hind. tasar a shuttle, Skr. tasara, trasara.] An undomesticated East Indian silkworn ({Anther[ae]a mylitta}), that feeds on the leaves of the oak and other plants. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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