Definition of Tussah

1. Noun. Oriental moth that produces brownish silk.

Exact synonyms: Antheraea Mylitta, Tusseh, Tusser, Tussore, Tussur
Generic synonyms: Saturniid, Saturniid Moth
Group relationships: Antheraea, Genus Antheraea



Definition of Tussah

1. n. An undomesticated East Indian silkworn (Antheræa mylitta), that feeds on the leaves of the oak and other plants.

Definition of Tussah

1. Noun. (alternative form of tussore) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tussah

1. an Asian silkworm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussah

tuskar
tuskars
tusked
tusker
tuskers
tuskier
tuskiest
tusking
tuskings
tuskless
tusklike
tusks
tuskwise
tusky
tussah (current term)
tussahs
tussal
tussar
tussars
tusseh
tussehs
tusser
tussers
tusses
tussic
tussicular
tussiculation
tussigenic
tussis

Literary usage of Tussah

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1. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"tussah Silk presents a number of differences, both physical and chemical, ... tussah silk requires a much more severe treatment for degumming than ..."

2. Laboratory Manual of Dyeing and Textile Chemistry by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1909)
"To Distinguish between True Silk and tussah Silk. — tussah silk (and the wild silks in general) may be distinguished from true silk ..."

3. Silk by Eliza Bailey Thompson (1922)
"It is a plain, fine, silk net, with a small mesh. tussah ... or Tussore tussah silk is a tan or light brown (natural) colored silk made from the cocoons of ..."

4. The Chemical Aspects of Silk Manufacture by Robert Livingston Fernbach (1910)
"tussah should never be stripped on soap, as this tends to permanently bind the ... Accordingly, tussah is stripped in a bath containing 25% of its weight of ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1896)
"tussah silk is distinguished microscopically from true silk (that secreted and spun ... Still more significant is the chemical behaviour of the tussah silk. ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"In British India great atention has been given in recent years to raising native or tussah silk. The most improved reeling processes and highly skilled ..."

7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"9 Raw tussah silk, in the same condition as when reeled from cocoons, except that It has been transferred from the large reels on which it was taken from ..."

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