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
The silk produced by the wild worms of China and India is called "tussah" (or "tussur").
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Wild silk or tussah comes from a wild species of moth, usually the tussah silkworm.
The sleeve conductor, which is also of copper tinsel, is then braided over the structure so formed, after which two reverse wrappings of tussah silk are served on, and this is covered by a cotton braid and this in turn by a heavy linen or polished cotton braid.
This is then covered with two layers of tussah silk, laid in reverse wrappings, then there is a heavy cotton braid, and over the latter a linen braid.