tussore moth

tussore moth

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  • tussore moth — noun a silk moth that is sometimes kept in India and China, with caterpillars that yield a strong but coarse brown silk. [Antheraea mylitta.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tussore — [ tʌsɔ:, tʌsə] (also tussah) noun coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species. Origin C16: from Hindi tasar, from Sanskrit tasara shuttle …   English new terms dictionary

  • saturniid moth — noun large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons • Syn: ↑saturniid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑emperor, ↑emperor moth, ↑Saturnia pavonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tussur — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tusseh, ↑tussore, ↑tusser, ↑Antheraea mylitta • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea — noun large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality • Syn: ↑genus Antheraea • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Saturniidae, ↑family Saturniidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea mylitta — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tusseh, ↑tussur, ↑tussore, ↑tusser • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Antheraea — noun large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality • Syn: ↑Antheraea • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Saturniidae, ↑family Saturniidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • tusseh — noun oriental moth that produces brownish silk • Syn: ↑tussah, ↑tussur, ↑tussore, ↑tusser, ↑Antheraea mylitta • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • tussah — /tus euh/, n. 1. a tan silk from India. Cf. Shantung (def. 3). 2. the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk. Also, tusseh, tusser /tus euhr/, tussor, tussore, tussur. Also called wild silk.… …   Universalium

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