Definition of Tussur

1. Noun. Oriental moth that produces brownish silk.

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



Definition of Tussur

1. Noun. (alternative form of tussore) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tussur

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussur

tussock
tussock bellflower
tussock caterpillar
tussock moth
tussocked
tussocker
tussockers
tussocks
tussocky
tussor
tussore
tussores
tussors
tussuck
tussucks
tussur (current term)
tussurs
tut
tut-mouthed
tut-tut
tut-work
tut-workman
tut tut
tutamen
tutania
tutanias
tute
tutee
tutees
tutelage

Literary usage of Tussur

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Silk: Its Entomology, History, & Manufacture, as Exemplified at the Royal by Thomas Wardle (1887)
"European Utilisation of tussur Silk. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summer curtain stuffs, after the manner of Madras muslin, the woven patterns of which are ..."

2. Kashmir: Its New Silk Industry: With Some Account of Its Natural History by Thomas Wardle (1904)
"tussur SILK STATISTICS AND LARGELY INCREASING CONSUMPTION. KASHMIR SILK, ITS POTENTIALITIES. I NOW beg to submit my Reports to the Government of India on my ..."

3. The Indian Forester (1886)
"ROUGH NOTES ON THE tussur SILK-WORM IN ITS DIFFERENT STAGES. THE first collection of cocoons was made by me in October on my coming out to the forests. ..."

4. Silk by Eliza Bailey Thompson (1922)
"Tussah, tussur, or Tussore Tussah silk is a tan or light brown (natural) colored silk made from the cocoons of the wild silkworms. ..."

5. Royal Commission and Government of India Silk Culture Court: Descriptive by Thomas Wardle (1886)
"tussur silk cocoons (very pale in colour). Royal Gardens, Baroda, Bombay. ... Pedicles of tussur silk cocoons, prepared for spinning by boiling. ..."

6. Transactions and Annual Report by North Staffordshire Field Club (1892)
"Series of Satin Damask and Brocade of Indian tussur silk, manufactured by Messrs. Devaux and Bachelard, of Lyons, 1 metre each. Six samples of Indian native ..."

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