Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Asian silkworm, the larva of a large saturniid moth (Antheraea paphia), that produces a coarse brownish or yellowish silk.
  • n. The silk produced by this worm or a fabric woven from it.

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  • n. Alternative form of tussore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • n. oriental moth that produces brownish silk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hindi tasar, from Sanskrit tasaram, shuttle (probably from the shape of its cocoon).

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  • from Sanskrit - tasaram - shuttle

    December 26, 2013