tussore

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi तसर, from Sanskrit तसर (tasara, shuttle).

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Noun[edit]

tussore (plural tussores)

  1. The silk woven from the cocoons of wild silkworms feeding on mountain shrubs.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 5:
      now and then the fantastic shadows of birds of flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect [...].

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