noun see tussah

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  • tussore — ⇒TUSSOR(E), (TUSSOR, TUSSORE)subst. masc. Étoffe de soie légère d origine indienne fabriquée avec la soie du ver à soie sauvage et dont on fait surtout des vêtements d été; p. ext., étoffe de soie légère d autre provenance. Chemise, robe de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tussore — n. (also tusser, US tussah) 1 an Indian or Chinese silkworm, Anthereae mylitta, yielding strong but coarse brown silk. 2 (in full tussore silk) silk from this and some other silkworms. Etymology: Urdu f. Hindi tasar f. Skr. tasara shuttle * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tussore — (tu so r ) s. m. Foulard fabriqué dans l Inde avec une soie particulière provenant du ver à soie sauvage, Tarif des douanes, 1844, note 579. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    TUSSORE (tu so r ), s. m. •   Nom, dans l Inde, de foulards en écru, que l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tussore — [ tʌsɔ:, tʌsə] (also tussah) noun coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species. Origin C16: from Hindi tasar, from Sanskrit tasara shuttle …   English new terms dictionary

  • tussore — /tus awr, ohr/, n. tussah. * * * …   Universalium

  • tussore — noun The silk woven from the cocoons of wild silkworms feeding on mountain shrubs …   Wiktionary

  • tussore — tus•sore [[t]ˈtʌs ɔr, oʊr[/t]] n. ent tex tussah …   From formal English to slang

  • tussore — /ˈtʌsɔ/ (say tusaw) noun 1. a coarse tan coloured silk from India, obtained from the cocoons of various undomesticated Asian silkworms, as Antheraea mylitta; shantung. 2. a fabric woven from this silk. Also, tussah, tusser. {alteration of tusser} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tussore moth — noun a silk moth that is sometimes kept in India and China, with caterpillars that yield a strong but coarse brown silk. [Antheraea mylitta.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tussore moth — …   Useful english dictionary

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