Definition of tussore in English:

tussore

(also tussah, tussore silk)

Pronunciation /ˈtəsôr/ /ˈtəsɔr/

noun

  • Coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species.

    • ‘a tussore dress’

Origin

Late 16th century from Hindi tasar, from Sanskrit tasara ‘shuttle’.