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tussore moth Syllabification: tus·sore moth

Definition of tussore moth in English:


A silkworm moth that is sometimes kept in India and China, with caterpillars ( tussore silkworms) that yield a strong but coarse brown silk.
  • Antheraea mylitta, family Saturniidae
Example sentences
  • Shantung silk was named after the centre of the Chinese tussore moth industry.
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