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tussore Line breaks: tus|sore
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌsɔː/
(also tussah)

Definition of tussore in English:


(also tussore silk) [mass noun] Coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species: [as modifier]: a tussore dress


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

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