tusseh silk
Tussah silk Tus"sah silk` [Probably fr. Hind. tasar a shuttle, Skr. tasara, trasara.] (a) A silk cloth made from the cocoons of a caterpillar other than the common silkworm, much used in Bengal and China. (b) The silk fiber itself. [Written also {tusseh silk}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • tusseh — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tussur, ↑tussore, ↑tusser, ↑Antheraea mylitta • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tussah silk — Tus sah silk [Probably fr. Hind. tasar a shuttle, Skr. tasara, trasara.] (a) A silk cloth made from the cocoons of a caterpillar other than the common silkworm, much used in Bengal and China. (b) The silk fiber itself. [Written also {tusseh silk} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tussah — /tus euh/, n. 1. a tan silk from India. Cf. Shantung (def. 3). 2. the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk. Also, tusseh, tusser /tus euhr/, tussor, tussore, tussur. Also called wild silk.… …   Universalium

  • Antheraea — noun large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality • Syn: ↑genus Antheraea • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Saturniidae, ↑family Saturniidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea mylitta — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tusseh, ↑tussur, ↑tussore, ↑tusser • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Antheraea — noun large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality • Syn: ↑Antheraea • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Saturniidae, ↑family Saturniidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • tussur — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tusseh, ↑tussore, ↑tusser, ↑Antheraea mylitta • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth …   Useful english dictionary

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