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Meaning of tussah

tus•sah

Pronunciation: (tus'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a tan silk from India. Cf.(def. 3).
  2. the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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