Share this entry

Share this page

tussore

Syllabification: tus·sore
Pronunciation: /ˈtəsôr
 
/
(also tussah /ˈtəsə, -sô/)

Definition of tussore in English:

noun

(also tussore silk)
Coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species.

Origin

late 16th century: from Hindi tasar, from Sanskrit tasara 'shuttle'.

Definition of tussore in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily