Definition of Tusser

1. Noun. Oriental moth that produces brownish silk.

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



Definition of Tusser

1. tussah [n -S] - See also: tussah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tusser

tusking
tuskings
tuskless
tusklike
tusks
tuskwise
tusky
tussah
tussahs
tussal
tussar
tussars
tusseh
tussehs
tusser (current term)
tussers
tusses
tussic
tussicular
tussiculation
tussigenic
tussis
tussises
tussive
tussive fremitus
tussive syncope
tussle
tussled
tussles

Literary usage of Tusser

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"In this tusser was brought up to ciati', and explained in a commentary (by one Daniel ... Southey, who appears to have been a careful student of tusser (see ..."

2. Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes : Authors by Samuel Austin Allibone (1896)
"tusser. At Midsummer down with the brambles and brakes, And after abroad with thy ... tusser. Sowe peason and beans in the wane of the moon: Who soweth them ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"THOMAS tusser'5 WILL. In 1846 Mr. Charles Clark, of Great Totham Hall, Essex, well known and esteemed as a zealous antiquary, printed at his private press ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"tusser, Good Husbandly Lesson*. Husbandly Fare. " Now leeks are in season, for pottage full good, And spareth the milch cow, and purgeth the blood ; These ..."

5. The Indian Forester (1884)
"CE BESSEY (in the New York Tribune.}—Journal of Horticulture. About Rs. 89000 worth of tusser cocoons, manufactured into silk, were exported from Hazaribagh ..."

6. The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh Century to the by Thomas Warton (1840)
"ABOUT the same time flourished Thomas tusser, one of our earliest didactic poets, in a science of the highest utility, and which produced one of the most ..."

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