Definition of tussore moth in English:

tussore moth

Syllabification: tus·sore moth

noun

  • 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
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    • Shantung silk was named after the centre of the Chinese tussore moth industry.

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