Pronunciation: (tus'u), [key]
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,tus'seh,tus•serPronunciation: (tus'ur), [key] tussor, tussore, tussur. Also called wild silk.
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